Bug 625603 - Review Request: libaacs - Open implementation of AACS specification
Summary: Review Request: libaacs - Open implementation of AACS specification
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 625602
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-19 22:09 UTC by Xavier Bachelot
Modified: 2010-10-13 20:34 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-10-13 20:34:33 UTC
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Description Xavier Bachelot 2010-08-19 22:09:34 UTC
Spec URL: http://www.bachelot.org/fedora/SPECS/libaacs.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.bachelot.org/fedora/SRPMS/libaacs-0.1-0.1.20100817.fc13.src.rpm
This library is an open implementation of the AACS specification.

Comment 1 Xavier Bachelot 2010-08-19 22:17:09 UTC
This library can be dlopen'ed by libbluray if present and allows decryption of AACS protected bluray disc. The keys are NOT provided. As this is probably a controversial matter, I added a blocker on FE-LEGAL.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2010-08-20 14:56:17 UTC
I'm not sure how we could ever permit this in Fedora, it has the same issues that decss does.

Comment 3 Xavier Bachelot 2010-09-17 09:28:00 UTC
Hi Legal team, any update on this ?

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2010-09-17 13:18:23 UTC
Not yet. When I get back in the US, I'll talk to Red Hat Legal.

Comment 5 Xavier Bachelot 2010-09-17 14:47:05 UTC
Thanks for the update, Spot.

Comment 6 Xavier Bachelot 2010-10-13 07:36:06 UTC
Hi Spot, Legal team,

Just a gentle reminder, is there any update on this ? I know you're all very busy, but this bug is stalled for almost 2 months now.


Comment 7 Tom "spot" Callaway 2010-10-13 15:21:26 UTC
As expected, Red Hat Legal says no.

Comment 8 Xavier Bachelot 2010-10-13 17:33:37 UTC
I'll find somewhere else to host this package. Thanks for checking Spot.
Shouldn't this bug be Closed/Can't fix now ?

Also, what about libbluray ? This one should be ok for Fedora.

Comment 9 Chris Adams 2010-10-13 20:14:40 UTC
I'm curious if a reason was given for the rejection.  AFAIK this does NOT have the same issues as decss; that was claimed as a trade secret, while AACS is a published spec, using encryption that is already in Fedora (AES).  The library doesn't include any keys, nor does it do anything like the decss library (brute forces keys).

Comment 10 Tom "spot" Callaway 2010-10-13 20:34:33 UTC
Unfortunately, you have a slightly better chance of winning the Powerball Lottery than you do of getting Red Hat Legal to elaborate here.

Apologies in advance. I'm closing this one out, so no one gets their hopes up.

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