[MPlayer-cvslog] r25454 - in trunk: libmpcodecs/vd_zrmjpeg.c libmpcodecs/vf_zrmjpeg.c libvo/vo_bl.c libvo/vo_zr.c libvo/vo_zr2.c
aurel at gnuage.org
Wed Dec 19 13:35:57 CET 2007
Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 12:38:56AM +0100, Roberto Togni wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:52:16 +0100
> > Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > [...]
> > >
> > > This is not a licensing change for MPlayer. A few files were GPL
> > > v2 only while MPlayer in general is GPL v2 or later. Now things
> > > are a bit more consistent.
> > I have to disagree strongly with this statement.
> > MPlayer is GPL v2 as stated in the LICENSE file, so any file
> > without an explicit "or later" clause (or with an header showing a
> > different GPL-compatible license) should be considered GPL v2 only.
> > This also applies to patches written by someone different from the
> > original author of the file.
> The LICENSE file is pretty clear about the subject:
> 9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new
> versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new
> versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may
> differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.
> Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
> specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and
> "any later version", you have the option of following the terms and
> conditions either of that version or of any later version published
> by the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a
> version number of this License, you may choose any version ever
> published by the Free Software Foundation.
This indeed is pretty clear.
- The program does specify a version number (see second line of LICENSE)
- The program don't specify anywhere "any later version"
=> MPlayer as a whole is under GPLv2 only !
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