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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems



Don Armstrong wrote:
> > we have no interest to fix that, as even libmpeg2 author Michael
> > Lespinasse took part of it, so it's unlikely that he's gonna sue
> > himself for his own code.
> How can Debian be sure that that's the case?
What do you need? A hand-written permission from Walken, photocopied 65535
times, and one piece sent to each goverment of the world for signature?
I don't care if you don't believe me. Go ask Walken (M. Lespinasse) then..


> Debian (correctly) avoids areas of questionable legality like the plauge.
Uh-huh.. See below.


> How come the libmpeg2 issue wasn't caught?
What "issue"? Do you disregard every mail? Convenient.


> Or the lrmi.c issue which you point out below?
> Wait a minute. So even to your knowledge Mplayer isn't completely
> under the GPL?
Heh. If MPlayer isn't GPL because one of its video output driver (vesa)
depends on lrmi, then what will happen to svgalib?

Yes, Debian's svgalib also contains a VESA driver, and it uses LRMI for
that. svgalib is included in Debian, however it isn't GPL. I wonder...

Please don't stand further against me with your transparent ideas, or in the
end everything will be stripped from Debian :)


> If xine is not free according to the DFSG or contains material which
> it would be illegal for Debian to distribute in countries in which
> major mirrors are located, then someone should file an RC bug against
> xine, so the issues can be discussed and a concensus reached.
And who will file that? :) Nobody is mazochist here except you :)


> It would sadden me to see that happen, but that's the way things work.
Only if you want it to be that way.

-- 
Gabucino
MPlayer Core Team
  "not sure how we will proceed here - xine's potential in the video
   processing field is imho so great that i certainly don't want to miss
   the chance to work into that direction." - Guenter, xine developer

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