Debian Bug report logs - #638968
ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>

Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:12:35 UTC

Owned by: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>

Severity: wishlist

Done: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>

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From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:10:04 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>


* Package name    : libnetmd
  Version         : 0.0.1
  Upstream Author : The linux-minidisc project <linux-minidisc@lists.fu-berlin.de>
* URL             : https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman

libnetmd is a library providing access to so-called NetMD MiniDisc Walkman. NetMD is
an extension to the classic MiniDisc system which allows to transfer audio tracks
digitally to the recorder [1].

The transfer itself is encrypted while the audio data on the medium remains unencrypted
to be compatible with existing MiniDisc recorders and players. Encryption is achieved
through DES and 3DES using a secret root key and dynamically generated session keys.
Luckily, it is not mandatory to use Sony's proprietary secret but also possible to
use one's own generated keys. The current implementation uses a very geeky custom
generated root key: 0x13371337133713371337133713371337. This key works and is at the
same time unencumbered, thus there are no possible legal issues.

The library has been around since around 2004, but it was not until recently that
transfer capabilities were achieved, making the library now actually useful. By
packaging the library for Debian, users will finally be able to use their MiniDisc
hardware completely with free software.

A related library support Sony HiMD Walkman is called libhimd and has its own
ITP/RFP [2].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiniDisc#NetMD
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533112




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From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>, 638968@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#638968: ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:32:28 +0200
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also sprach John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> [2011.08.23.1410 +0200]:
>   Version         : 0.0.1
>   Upstream Author : The linux-minidisc project <linux-minidisc@lists.fu-berlin.de>
> * URL             : https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc/
> * License         : GPL

A library is not really compatible with the (viral) GPL, unless you
require every single programme that links with it to be GPL as well.
If you can, try to push for the LGPL for a permissive licence.

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From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
To: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
Cc: 638968@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#638968: ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:55:53 +0200
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 02:32:28PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> [2011.08.23.1410 +0200]:
> >   Version         : 0.0.1
> >   Upstream Author : The linux-minidisc project <linux-minidisc@lists.fu-berlin.de>
> > * URL             : https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc/
> > * License         : GPL
> 
> A library is not really compatible with the (viral) GPL, unless you
> require every single programme that links with it to be GPL as well.
> If you can, try to push for the LGPL for a permissive licence.

True, thanks for pointing that out. I will initiate a discussion
regarding a license change within the project towards LGPL for both
libnetmd and libhimd.

While there shouldn't be any issues regarding the license change for
libhimd (since we wrote all the code ourselves), we will have to ask
the original authors of libnetmd who abandoned the project in
2004. But I am pretty confident they won't have any problems with the
license change either.

Thanks,

Adrian




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Message #20 received at 638968@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
To: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
Cc: 638968@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#638968: ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony NetMD MiniDisc Walkman
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 01:07:03 +0200
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 01:55:52AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 02:32:28PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> > also sprach John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> [2011.08.23.1410 +0200]:
> > >   Version         : 0.0.1
> > >   Upstream Author : The linux-minidisc project <linux-minidisc@lists.fu-berlin.de>
> > > * URL             : https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc/
> > > * License         : GPL
> > 
> > A library is not really compatible with the (viral) GPL, unless you
> > require every single programme that links with it to be GPL as well.
> > If you can, try to push for the LGPL for a permissive licence.
> 
> True, thanks for pointing that out. I will initiate a discussion
> regarding a license change within the project towards LGPL for both
> libnetmd and libhimd.

We have had a discussion with all authors now and have agreed to
changing the licenses for both 'libnetmd' and 'libhimd' to LPGLv2.1.

I committed the changes to the repository today [1].

Adrian

[1] https://lists.fu-berlin.de/pipermail/linux-minidisc/2011-September/msg00005.html




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Bug#638968; Package wnpp. (Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #25 received at 638968@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
To: 638968@bugs.debian.org
Cc: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: Re: Bug#638968: ITP: libnetmd -- Libraries for accessing Sony
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:22:16 +0100
Hi,

I have consolidated this ITP together with #533112 and #571647
into the new ITP for the source package linux-minidisc [1]
and I am therefore closing this ITP.

Cheers,

Adrian

> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=693998

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Marked Bug as done Request was from John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:33:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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