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Re: copyright violation in libflash

Hi Robert,

Thanks for bring this to my attention; I agree that we should remove the package, as I
checked the two files and both mention that they are derived from sample code. I can't
believe I didn't see that; I thought the only copyright violation was the old header
from Mozilla which was replaced. 


P.S. Is Oliver using my patches? 

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 11:37:12PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi Aubin!
> Olivier Debon (upstream maintainer of libflash) just told me that
> some files in libflash cannot be licensed under the GPL:
> ./lib/adpcm.cc
> ./lib/script.cc
> because they are (or appear to be) a derived work from macromedia's
> copyrighted code. he said he's working on a replacement and will
> release a fixed version in a few weeks.
> please could you invistigate on this? it could be that libflash needs to
> be removed from debian until the issue is solved.
> I'm CCing debian-legal
> cheers,
> -- 
> Robert Millan
> "5 years from now everyone will be running
> free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"
>               Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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