Bug#694657: closed by Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> (Bug#694657: fixed in libav 6:9.1-1)

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Wed Jan 9 21:08:58 UTC 2013

On Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:11:38 +0100 Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Francesco Poli
> > Which license is the libavcodec-extra-* package released under?
> > LGPL-2.1+ or GPL-2+ ?
> GPL-3+

GPL-3+ is the effective license of the binary package.
My question was "which is the license for the source files which are
compiled in order to generate that binary package?".

> >
> > By looking at the rest of the debian/copyright file, it seems to me
> > that the answer is LGPL-2.1+ : can you confirm, please?
> >
> > If this is really the case, then, although it's true that Apache-2.0 is
> > not compatible with GPL-2, I don't think it's accurate to say that
> > Apache-2.0 is not compatible with LGPL...
> >
> > Moreover, why should the effective license of the libavcodec-extra-*
> > package be considered GPL-3+ ?
> It is not possible to "downgrade" the license from GPL-2+ to LGPL-2.
> This only leaves GPL-3(+) as possible option AFAIUI.

This is true, as long as I have to start from GPL-2+, rather than from
The unclear part is why I have to start from GPL-2+ (see my reply to
Jonas for more details).

I hope we can come up a suitable clarification for that comment.
Thanks for your patience (both to you and to Jonas!).

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