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Re: Avifile package

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> wrote:
>On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 12:05:37AM +0200, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
>> > This is a show-stopper -- the xanim code's license conflicts with the GPL.
>> But contrib should be OK I assume ??
>If two licenses conflict, Debian has no legal permission to distribute it,
>AFAIK. I already investigated on packaging avifile, and found its licensing
>irreparable :(

Why can't the upstream author just add exceptions to his licence to
allow linking with xanim and to explicitly say that he doesn't consider
using plugins to be linking? If he expects other people to be able to
redistribute it, he might as well.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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