TagLib 1.5 Release
lalinsky at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 23:01:23 CET 2008
On Po, 2008-02-25 at 14:45 +0100, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> Per Lucas's comments -- my worries aren't so much that MS or Apple is
> going to come after us personally. If anything, they'd probably just
> send a cease and desist letter if they cared. I'm more worried about
> TagLib being not included in distributions if it moves over into legal
> gray area.
The thing is that they already do distribute it. For example they don't
seem to mind to have it as part of Amarok. Specifically Fedora even used
to have a back-ported patch, not just vanilla source tarball, to fix the
ASF support in Amarok. My problem is that the same code is used also in
other applications, which again distributions don't mind to package, but
the problem with these "mini-forks" is that I find a bug it's much
easier to fix in TagLib, which fixes it for all of them, than to fix it
in my source tree and ping the authors to update their packages.
Anyway, I think a build-time option to disable these formats should take
care of any issues.
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