[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] DivX6 support
dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Jun 23 16:54:58 CEST 2006
On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:37:17AM +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Friday, 23 June 2006 at 03:31, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 12:20:46AM +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > > A couple of kilobytes does not constitute bloat IMVHO, but considering
> > > the recent unrarlib discussion I'm beginning to think that including
> > > code solely for the purpose of using a proprietary library may not be
> > > such a good idea after all. Lets treat this as a proof-of-concept
> > To elaborate on this issue, I don't think we should be infringing the
> > GPL on the GPL code we've imported (by linking new proprietary
> > libraries) if we want to complain when other people infringe on
> > MPlayer. Otherwise we just look like hypocrites...
> I've read the relevant parts of the GPL and I don't think distributing
> source code that uses an external proprietary library (which we're not
> distributing) is infringing.
Did you forget we distribute binaries? (Your RPMs, the win32 build,
Moreover, distributing a derived work of someone else's GPL source
that's been adapted to link to proprietary code, even if it's still in
source form, is extremely questionable IMO.. If it's not illegal it's
certainly against the spirit.
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