[linux-dvb] dvb-apps sourcecode with no license

Andrew de Quincey adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Mon Nov 20 02:50:53 CET 2006

Hi - I'd like to sort this out before we can release a new dvb-apps (I've 
already been contacted by a distro asking for clarification on the licensing 
situation). Note that I'm not trying to force people to use a specific 
license - ANY OSS license will do, as long as there is one.

I have rewritten '*zap', and I am rewriting 'scan' from scratch under the GPL 
to fix the problem with those - and also to use the new libs and make them 
more maintainable, fix longstanding bugs etc.

I'm not concerned about the stuff in test/ as that is not really that useful 
to the end user.

I found these other files in utils though:


These were written mainly by Holger Waechtler.. unfortunately I don't have any 
contact details for him. Contributors: Holger Waechtler, Oliver Endriss, 
Johannes Stezenbach, and myself (very small compile fix from me).

This was written by Alex Woods, I dont have a contact for him either  
unfortunately. (He is the sole contributor, apart from a small compile fix by 


dib3000-watch.c has a GPL header. Patrick, I basically just wanted to check if 
it was ok to apply that same header to these other three files?

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