[MPlayer-dev-eng] helix codecs
dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue May 9 22:41:51 CEST 2006
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 08:41:14PM +0200, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> schrieb:
> > > The ELF headers only mention library names, so ld.so can find out
> > > which library filenames to look for. It does not say anything about,
> > > where the actual code of this library comes from - it's just a name.
> > Unless there is a GPL-compatible library with this name and ABI, then
> > it is NOT JUST A NAME, it's linking, plain and simple.
> Conding a dummy isn't a noticable task ...
No, a dummy will not work. Only something that implements the needed
functionality of the program. Have you ever READ the GPL?? What part
of "complete source code" do you not understand?
> > This was decided a long time ago.
> *Who* decided this ?
By the people who wrote the GPL and by the people who apply it to
their programs. The copyright holders have the authority to set the
terms under which their programs can be distributed, and when they use
GPL that means it is NOT ACCEPTABLE to put part of the code of a
derivative work in a nonfree shared library.
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