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task #7728: Submission of GnuMedia

Submitted by:  James Michael DuPont <mdupont>
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Feb 2008 07:45:49 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Thu 31 Jan 2008 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 10 Feb 2008 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sun 03 Feb 2008 09:31:55 AM UTC, comment #2: 

OK, closing.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Sat 02 Feb 2008 01:34:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

this should be deleted.
I have submitted the information under the "FreeMediaTools" project.

James Michael DuPont <mdupont>
Fri 01 Feb 2008 07:45:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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Registration Details

  • Name: GnuMedia
  • System Name:  gnumedia
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later (Will relicense LGPL and other compatible libs into the framework.)


GNUMedia is to contain a complete and compilable version of my fork of the "open source" sic jahshaka and ffmpeg /media player tools that pretend to be free.

we need to finally relicense these "open source" lgpl tools and make them free.

All libraries used will be relicensed into GPL, and changed to conform to the GNU standards for project layout, documentation and working conventions.

All updates to the libraries will be maintained, but value will be added by encouraging people who contribute to contribute only to this project.

Other Software Required:

jahshaka.org http://jahshakafx.cvs.sourceforge.net/jahshakafx/jahshaka/source/Jahshaka/

open libraries:

ffmpeg :

mplayer :
 svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

Other Comments:

I am very upset with the current state of the jahshaka project.
the code that is in cvs cannot even compile, and the people running the project dont seem to understand free software.
I have a running version now using the gcc 4.0, and will be cleaning up the source for uploading.

This is what I want to fight :

"I have above outlined the practical reasons for why the GStreamer community suggest you allow non-free plugins to be used with your applications. We feel that in the multimedia arena the free software community is still not strong enough to set the agenda and that blocking non-free plugins to be used in our infrastructure hurts us more than it hurts the patent owners and their ilk.

 This view is not shared by everyone. The Free Software Foundation urges you to use an unmodified GPL for your applications, so as to push back against the temptation to use non-free plug-ins. They say that since not everyone else has the strength to reject them because they are unethical, they ask your help to give them a legal reason to do so."

The link below is to the jahshaka source,
I have twice uploaded to the upload window and it failed.

I want to create the cvs/svn repository and then apply my patches.

Tarball URL:


James Michael DuPont <mdupont>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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