Posted by: Anonymous
on October 13, 2007 07:36 PM
What people do not seem to understand is that the reason that, in its current form, Cinelerra could never be included in official Debian and Ubuntu repositories is licensing and copyright. The codebase is so messy when it comes to those two things, the archive admins would flat out reject it. Cinelerra also uses a custom version of ffmpeg afairc and would need to be modified to work with the mainline version.
There was an attempt by a member of the Ubuntu Studio team to do both of those things by muzzol. Ultimately, it was a lack of manpower and interest from the upstream devs to actually properly license the code that meant Cinelerra would, at best, be relegated to a 3rd party repository run by the team.