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Re: Bug#531040: ITP: xvidcore -- High quality ISO MPEG4 ASP codec library

brian m. carlson dijo [Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:34:36PM +0000]:
> >> Permission is hereby granted to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
> >>    software (or portions thereof) for any purpose, without fee, subject to these
> >>    conditions:
> >>    (1) If any part of the source code for this software is distributed, then this
> >>    README file must be included, with this copyright and no-warranty notice
> >>    unaltered; and any additions, deletions, or changes to the original files
> >>    must be clearly indicated in accompanying documentation.
> I don't know if this is compatible with the GPLv2.  The requirement to
> include the README file may be considered an additional restriction.

Well, the original author is free to choose any (coherent) licensing
scheme for his work. The original author can choose to use GPL plus an
extra restriction — Any subsequent modifier or repackager, however,
cannot place similar restrictions. So, here the question is whether
the restriction was added by those files' authors or by the xvidcore

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