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bug #33886: Totem in metad free, or not?

Submitted by:  Adam Saunders <asaun>
Submitted on:  Sat 30 Jul 2011 03:43:25 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Closed

Mon 13 Jan 2014 07:35:51 PM UTC, comment #4:

The exception isn't a problem. All GStreamer plugins in our repository should be free. If not, report a bug for the specific plugin.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon 01 Aug 2011 08:14:02 PM UTC, comment #3:

It remains unclear to me whether or not the particular GStreamer plugin used by Totem for this purpose (streaming audio from a web browser) is proprietary or libre.

Adam Saunders <asaun>
Sun 31 Jul 2011 03:26:45 AM UTC, comment #2:

hi adam,
I have to agree with Michal here. Do you know of any specific issues with this software, or just that it could be linked with proprietary software? The latter isn't a show stopper for us.


Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sat 30 Jul 2011 11:41:16 AM UTC, comment #1:

It's not a problem if it doesn't include or recommend these proprietary plugins. I don't see how this issue differs from typical non-copyleft licenses.

Michał Masłowski <mtjm>
Sat 30 Jul 2011 03:43:25 AM UTC, original submission:

When streaming music online, I checked the license of the program which played the music (totem-plugin-viewer 2.22.2: Browser PLugin using GStreamer 0.10.19). At the end of the license was this text:

"Totem contains an exception to allow the use of proprietary GStreamer plugins."

Adam Saunders <asaun>


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