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[Savannah-register-public] [task #7729] Submission of FreeMediaTools

From: James Michael DuPont
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #7729] Submission of FreeMediaTools
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 19:49:09 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of FreeMediaTools
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: mdupont
            Submitted on: Friday 02/01/08 at 20:49
         Should Start On: Friday 02/01/08 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Monday 02/11/08 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



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

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

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


==== Description: ====
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

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

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: ====

open libraries:

ffmpeg :

mplayer :
 svn checkout svn:// 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: ====


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