Nicolas Chauvet wrote:
Some may know that the faac FOSS status if unsafe.
I guess that's because it's derived from the ISO MPEG reference
implementation. That's definitely non-Free. :-/ Why do people copy non-Free
code and then more or less claim it's LGPL? :-(
Careful there: the old faad 1 is just as affected:
That's the same ISO MPEG license, which is non-Free due to:
"Copyright is not released for non MPEG-2 NBC/MPEG-4 Audio conforming
(That's a "you must comply to our standard" clause and that's non-Free
doesn't allow reusing the code to implement a different standard.)
On the other hand, faad 2 is at least claimed to be free of the offending
so that one should be OK.
Hopefully, nothing ships builtin copies of the old version of faad!