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Re: [opensuse-factory] licence status
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Dave Plater <davejplater@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 02/06/2011 04:26 PM, Joerg Schilling wrote:

libcdio                                                | GPLv2+

Correct: libcdio is based on code from cdd2awav, that in former times has
      published under GPLv2, For this reason, libcdio cannot be published
      under GPLv2+

      Note that there are other problems with libcdio: libcdio is usually
      called from LGPL code and it is questionable whether this is legally
      correct. For this reason, Sun did remove libcdio from Solaris in
      Autumn 2006 and replaced it by a library that calls cdda2wav from a

My impression is that there is a need for a more in depth license review....

8 from 10 programs I checked are not listed correctly.


Now you are prodding me a bit too hard. I maintain multimedia:libs and I
know that those libs mostly libcdio are used in the backend of most, if
not all media players.


Per this bugzilla libcdio has been a problem for about 4 years

Comment 26 says they moved it into a "ugly" directory but left it in.

I have no other knowledge. I just decided to do a little googling.

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