Bug#317129: gstreamer0.8-mad: License must be GPL, not LGPL

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Fri Aug 12 15:36:19 UTC 2005

tags 317129 + wontfix
retitle 317129 LGPL module linked with a GPL lib


On mer, jui 06, 2005, Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> since the MAD library is GPL licensed, and the gstreamer0.8-mad plugin
> loads it in the address space with dlopen() the gstreamer0.8-mad
> packet must be released under GPL, not under the LGPL[1].

 After consulting debian-legal[1], I'm far more confused than I
 initially was.  I will still ship the upstream README file to document
 the situation, but the "copyright" file will stay LGPL as the upstream
 source is (the jack plugin was removed, for other reasons).

 I'm marking this wontfix so that other people see this issue was


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/07/thrd2.html#00488
Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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