Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
For two reasons, jj2000 can't go into Fedora:
1. The license it is under is non-free (only "JJ2000 Partners" have
right to use, there is no right to modify, heavy use restrictions based
on standard compliance).
2. JPEG 2000 is heavily patent mined.
You'd need to strip jj2000 out of the source tarball and ship a "clean"
tarball to make it okay for Fedora.
Yeah, this is what I thought. Thanks for verifying this.
Sun is historically really bad at licensing issues like this,
recently, they seem to be at least more interested in resolving these
issues. Unfortunately, the patent issues around JPEG 2000 mean that even
if this code was under an acceptable license, we still couldn't ship it.
This seems strange to me: if patents are a problem then why does Fedora
ship 2 other JPEG 2000 libraries already? (jasper since FC3, openjpeg