[SCM] mjpegtools/master: Correct copyright information about code from the MPEG Software Simulation Group.
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Mon Feb 13 07:49:22 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Andres Mejia <mcitadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM, <ceros-guest at users.alioth.debian.org> wrote:
>> The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
>> commit 39dd042a15a286f7c70b3f59048dd6fb1146e938
>> Author: Andres Mejia <mcitadel at gmail.com>
>> Date: Sat Jul 30 13:57:08 2011 -0400
>> Correct copyright information about code from the MPEG Software Simulation Group.
>> diff --git a/debian/copyright b/debian/copyright
>> index 3416ea2..32b50bf 100644
>> --- a/debian/copyright
>> +++ b/debian/copyright
>> @@ -51,25 +51,26 @@ information on that group can be found here:
>> -It is basically a orphaned and incomplete reference implementation that
>> -is taken as basis for improvements. Quote from that website:
>> - Contact:
>> - Sorry, there is no contact for MSSG: The authors of the MSSG
>> - software have disapeared and left no forwarding address.
>> - The MSSG software is not maintained and provided "as-is".
>> - No support of any sort is available. The MSSG software is known to
>> - contain a number of bugs and mistakes. You must find and fix the bugs
>> - yourself.
>> - All the information we have is available is on this page.
>> - The MSSG source code is a reference for a long-frozen standard
>> - document. Please post serious questions on the comp.compression
>> - newsgroup.
>> -http://www.mpeg.org/MPEG/mpeg-pointers-and-resources/ implies that MSSG
>> -software is considered "public-domain" nowadays.
>> +They have released their code under the following terms.
>> + * Disclaimer of Warranty
>> + *
>> + * These software programs are available to the user without any license fee or
>> + * royalty on an "as is" basis. The MPEG Software Simulation Group disclaims
>> + * any and all warranties, whether express, implied, or statuary, including any
>> + * implied warranties or merchantability or of fitness for a particular
>> + * purpose. In no event shall the copyright-holder be liable for any
>> + * incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever
>> + * arising from the use of these programs.
>> + *
>> + * This disclaimer of warranty extends to the user of these programs and user's
>> + * customers, employees, agents, transferees, successors, and assigns.
>> + *
>> + * The MPEG Software Simulation Group does not represent or warrant that the
>> + * programs furnished hereunder are free of infringement of any third-party
>> + * patents.
>> + *
>> + * Commercial implementations of MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, including shareware,
>> + * are subject to royalty fees to patent holders. Many of these patents are
>> + * general enough such that they are unavoidable regardless of implementation
>> + * design.
>> mjpegtools packaging
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>> pkg-multimedia-commits at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Note that this disclaimer has been considered non-free. Look for an
> old bug report in tvtime package. I found this disclaimer in a source
> file in gpac.
Good news on this front: GPAC got ACCEPTED into unstable by now. Let's
take GPAC (dep-5) copyright notice and cleanup the package. Andres,
any news from your side on mjpegtools?
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