Licensing of gmerlin-avdecoder regression tests
dr at jones.dk
Sat Aug 14 21:04:48 UTC 2010
Hi Burkhard (cc public Debian multimedia team mailinglist),
I am a Debian developer and recently got involved in the maintainance of
multimedia project packaging.
During a copyright and licensing audit I noticed an oddity of the
headers for regression tests in your gmerlin-avdecoder project: It
contains a copyright and parts of the standard GPL boilerplate, but
lacks the first part actually declaring GPL as the license.
Technically you do not permit redistribution of those tests, which I
suspect was unintentional.
I suggest you adjust the headers of those files for next release of your
More troublesome, but maybe also more difficult to solve, I discovered
that some source files are licensed as 4-clause BSD which is
incompatible with GPLv2.
These are the files I found containing 4-clause BSD licensing:
lib/os.c (at line 93)
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