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Re: Bug#386406: libmms: majormms haven't yet granted relicensing to LGPL


On Thu, Sep 07, 2006, Anon Sricharoenchai wrote:
> According to,
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xine-devel&m=107261185004445&w=2 , since
> they can't find where to contact the author of majormms, either in
> majormms website, http://www.geocities.com/majormms/ , and its source,
> http://www.geocities.com/majormms/mms_client-0.0.3.tar.gz , it still
> can't ensure that the author of majormms will allow relicensing to LGPL
> or not.

 The URL you mention is also present in the copyright file, this is no
 new information.

 Upstream publicly announced the LGPL relicensing.  They explained part
 of the process they followed and what they got relicensed.  I even
 challenged this state of fact by verifying part of this relicensing and
 by contacting the Ubuntu ftpmaster who reviewed the source package for
 Ubuntu and found it to be LGPL.

 Now, what is the basis of your claims that this might not be LGPL?
 What new information did you find?

 And why are you discussing this with Debian?  This seems like an
 upstream problem to me and something to discuss with upstream.  I think
 you can't blame Debian for trusting its own upstream software
 distributors to a certain extent.

> Can debian relicense this package back to GPL to avoid this conflict?

 Sure, as soon as this is proven to be LGPL or not LGPL one way or the
 other, I will act accordingly.

 My current position is to trust upstream that this is LGPL, I've
 verified what I could of this information when I uploaded libmms to
 Debian.  New information may change this position.

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>

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