Re: Bug#292260: Should be moved from non-free to main
On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 01:13:49AM +0200, Juhapekka Tolvanen wrote:
> Package: mpg123
> Severity: normal
> Look at this WWW-site:
> It clearly says:
> "The license of the mpg123 player is GPL and the license of the
> mpglib/ inside the mpg123 package is LGPL"
> So, why wait? Just move it from non-free to main.
I was aware of that note, and when I last met upstream author Michael
Hipp in person, he also mentioned that he intended to finally (L)GPL the
whole code. However, I felt that a statement on a website was not
sufficient to supercede the license distributed with the code itself.
I'm passing this on to debian-legal for further opinions. If there's
consensus that this statement is sufficient, I'm more than happy to move
mpg123 to main. In any case, the final decision will lie with Debian
ftp masters, though.