[SCM] ardour Debian packaging branch, master, updated. debian/2.8.11-1-8-gfb2a50c

Adrian Knoth adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de
Sat Aug 7 22:04:30 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 05:52:50PM -0400, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

>>    Rewrite copyright file to recent draft DEP5 machine-readable    
>> format.
> So, I almost finalized a close analysis and rewrite of copyrights and  
> licensing of the Ardour project.

Did you see my other mail on this subject?

>> +Files: ./libs/pbd/dmalloc.cc
>> +Copyright: 1995, Gray Watson
>> +License: other-noncommercial-Watson
>> + FIXME
> Above is BAD: We should get in touch with upstream, apologize for not  
> discovering it earlier, and if they are unwilling to change we must rip  
> it out also from source distribution.

We already got in touch. Here's the conversation:

21:07 < adi> (at least Debian is pretty sensitive to this kind of limitations 
             in licensing)
21:07 < adi> I had a look at the code, and I believe it's actually not in use.
21:08 < adi> The whole file is #ifdef DEBUG_MALLOC, and if it's set (it's not 
             when building for Debian), it includes a file from /usr/local/src.
21:08 < adi> I hence believe that nobody is using this code anymore, because 
             #include "/usr/local/src/dmalloc-4.1.2/return.h" would likely fail 
             on every machine.
21:08 < adi> (face palm anyone? ;) )
21:09 < adi> I guess removing the file from ardour (and possibly releasing 
             2.8.12, just to be sure) would do the trick.


23:01 <@las> adi: i'll just removed the dmalloc code
23:01 <@las> adi: its *utterly* irrelevant at this point in time
23:01 <@las> adi: its also not used unless you build with scons DMALLOC=true

As I mentioned earlier, it's completely safe to rip it out. If we're in
a hurry, we need to repackage the source, if not, we could probably wait
for a release, but as you can see, we have no idea when this will

>> ./libs/surfaces/powermate/interface.cc
>> +Copyright: Harrison Audio, LLC, 2007
>> +License: NONE
>> + FIXME
> For above (and a few more currently tagged as UNKNOWN) we should contact  
> the upstream authors and straighten it out.

I'll take care and forward your mail to upstream.


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