Bug#542108: non-free file putvlc.c

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at chewa.net
Tue Aug 18 22:02:13 UTC 2009

tag 542108 upstream, fixed-upstream


Le Tue 18 Aug 09 à 23:37 +0200, Benedikt Ahrens a écrit :
> > 
> >> The file modules/stream_out/transrate/putvlc.c seems to be non-free to 
> >> me.
> > 
> > I tend to agree, but I think we cannot to much other than pull out vlc
> > from debian and ubuntu. Is putlvc.c the only file affected? It seems
> > that pubvlc.h is the same. I think we need and extensive list of all
> > affected files.
> Absolutely.

Please see

So upstream opinion is that the file is mereley numbers table so hardly
copyrightable. Furthermore it's only saving the hassle of copying the
table from the freely available spec.

Anyway, the transrate module is deemed buggy by his author and has been
removed upstream. So this bug will be closed with vlc 1.0.2 even if you
disagree with the first paragraph of this mail.


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