[ITP] faad2 (2.8.8)
Mon Feb 6 05:10:39 GMT 2023
On Sun, 2023-02-05 at 22:04 -0700, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2023-02-05 19:46, Yaakov Selkowitz via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> > On Fri, 2023-01-20 at 19:36 +0900, Takashi Yano via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> > > I would like to propose a new package FAAD2 which is
> > > a decoder library for AAC audio codec. This package
> > > is needed by the new package moc I have proposed at
> > > the same time. I have already prepared the package at:
> > >
> > > https://tyan0.yr32.net/cygwin/x86_64/release/faad2/
> > Unfortunately, this cannot be included in the Cygwin distribution.
> These packages are now GPL and available from Arch, Debian main repo, *BSD
> ports, OpenSuSE, Slack, and more, so there may have been issues with
> non-relocatable non-PIC assembler code, patents now
> VideoLan or alternative commercial licensing, for example no commercial use
> Many codecs like these can be installed on Fedora, etc. from RPMfusion,
> UnitedRPMs, or other repos.
Anything blocked from Fedora itself for legal reasons cannot be part of Cygwin
either. Its inclusion in any other distro or repo is insufficient.
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