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

Bastian Kleineidam Bastian Kleineidam <calvin@debian.org>, 317129@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:07:48 +0200

Package: gstreamer0.8-mad
Version: 0.8.10-1
Severity: important


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].

[1] http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/lgpl.html, chapter 3: 
    "You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
    License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library."

Subsequently, if you install this package, your gstreamer0.8 license
also changes to the GPL. This should be noted in both gstreamer0.8
and gstreamer0.8-mad copyright files.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-ck3-treasure1
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages gstreamer0.8-mad depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-22 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.6.5-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer0.8-0           0.8.10-2     Core GStreamer libraries, plugins,
ii  libid3tag0                  0.15.1b-7    ID3 tag reading library from the M
ii  libmad0                     0.15.1b-2.1  MPEG audio decoder library
ii  libxml2                     2.6.16-7     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.2-6    compression library - runtime

gstreamer0.8-mad recommends no packages.

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