dilfridge at gentoo
Jul 26, 2012, 3:45 AM
Post #3 of 5
> >>>>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012, Luca Barbato wrote:
> > I'd add it, it is a gpl incompatible opensource license.
> No problem to add it. But IMHO the usage restriction in section 3
> makes it non-free:
> "You may use this FDK AAC Codec software or modifications thereto only
> for purposes that are authorized by appropriate patent licenses."
Indeed, and this opens another can of worms since (as far as I can see) there
are no specific license clauses in the AAC patent license for applications
that may be distributed without cost. I.e., licensing fees still apply as "per
Sometimes I have the feeling that Fraunhofer (which is after all funded 30% by
German federal and state money) just "does not get it".
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde, sci, arm, tex, printing