Bug#797838: faac: build with mp4v2

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Fri Sep 4 08:58:36 UTC 2015

Am Donnerstag, den 03.09.2015, 13:42 +0200 schrieb Christoph Anton Mitterer:
> On Thu, 2015-09-03 at 07:11 +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> > this is because libmp4v2 is licensed under the MPL-1.1 whereas faac
> > is
> > licensed under the GPL. Since both licenses are incompatible, the
> > resulting binaries would be unredistributable.
> Ah... I somehow missed that mp4v2 was MPL 1.1... thought it was 2.0

I have to correct myself: even the frontend code in faac is licensed
under the LGPL (I mixed this up with the gtkpod+mp4v2 situation). But
parts of libfaac are imposed with further restrictions that make it
incompatible with about any other possible open-source license.

Thanks, Carl Eugen.

 - Fabian
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