[MPlayer-dev-eng] Please, tell me if my program is illegal.
inverseparadox at comcast.net
Thu Oct 19 01:15:45 CEST 2006
> Ok. There are patched files.
And... do you plan to submit the patches for consideration...?
> I still have a doubts because i don't know whether my program is
> legal. I don't want to have a troubles.
Whether or not your program is legal depends, according to my
understanding, almost entirely on two factors.
One, the way in which you make both it and the open-source code on which
it is based available. (Yes, you have to do both, unless you simply
parse the output of an unmodified copy of a program whose source is
Two, the way in which your program uses the open-source code on which it
We do not know enough about either of these things to give you more
specifics than "read the GPL and make see how it applies". You have not
explained how you plan to distribute your program, and you have not
explained what your program does in interacting with MPlayer.
I've probably misrepresented something here, but this is close enough.
Also, I repeat: please do NOT top-post. I'm not going to be arsed to fix
the quoting again this time - it's enough of an aggravation doing it at
Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
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