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Re: a52dec - shared version

[I'm cc:ing -legal as some advice re dolby reactions from
law-enlightened people would be nice.  Please cc me, I'm not on

Zdenek Kabelac writes:
 > >  > package the current version as shared version -
 > > 
 > > It's more that I don't want to do it as long as upstream says "it's
 > > not ready for that" (see my last message to bug 125951)
 > Well you should rather try to fulfill Debians users/developers needs :)

Just don't want to buy me a lot of extra trouble with little gain.
But hang on, I might be close to convinced.  Not much use to put it in
woody though.  And no time.

 > >  > it might be consider as a 'law' problem (I'm even surpriced that
 > >  > a52 library is 'officialy' in the Debian as AC3 decoding library)
 > > 
 > > Hm, this law thing might be a good enough reason.  Could you explain
 > > further?  Or give some pointer?  Might be good to cc debian-legal for
 > > this.  
 > Sure just check avifile's doc 
 > enjoy as much as me :) :
 > http://www.netbsd.org/Letters/20010803-dolby.html

Sounds nasty.  Do you know what has happened?  I see ac3 is still in
the ports system, along with liba52


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