Subject: Re: NetBSD port of toolame-02l
To: Vincent Stemen <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/25/2004 23:55:27
On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Vincent Stemen wrote:
> The pkgsrc Makefile for this package shows the license as
> "fee-based-commercial-use", causing it to abort the compilation
> because of an unacceptable license.  However, according to their
> documentation and sourceforge project information, it is under the

From CVS log of pkgsrc/audio/lame/Makefile:

 	revision 1.28
 	date: 2003/08/27 08:32:54;  author: wiz;  state: Exp;  lines: +3 -1
 	While lame may be under the GPL, using it or other mp3 software in
 	commercial (and perhaps other) projects is only allowed under a license, see

This is hitting a patent issue, not a license issue.
See #7 of the GPL / #11 of the LGPL on more data!

  - Hubert

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