Bug#492834: libquicktime1: New upstream release 1.0.3

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Mon Aug 4 16:16:47 UTC 2008

Christian Marillat <marillat at free.fr> writes:

> I did a mistake. I've uploaded these packages to Debian instead of my
> repository and files has been moved to incoming before i can
> delete them in UploadQueue.

Ah, I see. I'm copying ftpmaster so that they can handle this issue.

>> As for the libdca pacakge, AFAIUI, you did not respond to Fabians
>> question about libdca maintenance yet. Are you still interested in
> Not received an e-mail from him.

No Problem. It has been archived here:


I'll resend it to you to your @debian.org adress.

>> libdca maintenance and consider my upload as 'hijack', or did you just
>> want to get libdca in debian?
> Are you sure that lidca can enter in Debian ?
> From the upstream homepage I read :
> ,----
> | Provisional Warning: DTS Inc. claims that use of libdca software, to
> | decode DTS compressed sound data on a DVD could violate DTS's patent
> | rights. If you are unsure about the legality of using and
> | distributing this code in your country, in particular in the USA,
> | please consult your lawyer before downloading it
> `----

TBH, I'm not sure.

AFAIU ftpmaster's policy decisions, MPEG decoders are fine to ship in
debian.  I'd therefore assume that a DTS decoder would be fine as
well. However, I'm copying ftp-master with the plea to put an extra eye
on this package when processing it. If ftp-master comes to the
conclusion that it is unsuitable for debian/main, then probably libdts
should be removed as well.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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