Select provider of libav* libraries

Bálint Réczey balint at
Sun Jun 7 13:36:27 UTC 2015

Hi Andreas,

2015-06-06 21:29 GMT+02:00 Andreas Cadhalpun <andreas.cadhalpun at>:
> Hi Bálint,
> On 06.06.2015 21:00, Bálint Réczey wrote:
>> 2015-06-06 20:10 GMT+02:00 Andreas Cadhalpun <andreas.cadhalpun at>:
>>> That's not how I interpret DFSG §1 [1]:
>>> "1. Free Redistribution
>>> The license of a Debian component may not restrict any party from selling
>>> or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software
>>> distribution containing programs from several different sources."
>>> I think this applies to Debian Live DVDs.
>> I'm pretty sure it does not.
>> I can create a Live DVD which links some existing GPLv3 packages with
>> incompatible packages and this is nat a fault of package maintainters.
>> If you believe your interpretation is correct you can ask for
>> confirmation on debian-legal.
> Maybe, but I don't really look forward to more legal discussions.
> (One reason to avoid the libavcodec-extra flavor.)
> Would you be willing to ask debian-legal for clarification?
I did, please see the thread starting here:


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