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From: "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Marking GPL-incompatible linkage?
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 20:26:07
Message-Id: 200612222123.05409@enterprise.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org
Trying to cleanup the faad/faac situation, I ended up thinking about a little 
situation with Amarok.

Right now the aac useflag enable support for MP4v2 tags writing through 
libmp4v2; the problem is that the library is licensed under MPL, while Amarok 
is licensed under GPL, and they are likely not compatible one to the other, 
which means it's impossible to redistribute binaries built this way.

I wonder if with ACCEPT_LICENSES it would be possible to get a way to 
represent this issue, like a "unredistributable" fake license, disabled 
during GRP building for instance, so that the packages needing that license 
wouldn't be built in binary form and redistributed by us.

Any proposal on this issue?

Besides, we should really start caring about the GPL-2 or GPL-2+ license.. but 
that's going to be another mail.

-- 
Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò - http://farragut.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org/
Gentoo/Alt lead, Gentoo/FreeBSD, Video, Sound, ALSA, PAM, KDE, CJK, Ruby ...

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Marking GPL-incompatible linkage? Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Marking GPL-incompatible linkage? Stephen Bennett <spb@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Marking GPL-incompatible linkage? Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>