[MPlayer-DOCS] GPLv2 or later

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Tue Dec 18 23:58:28 CET 2007

On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 08:44:39PM +0100, Karl Berry wrote:
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> A few weeks ago I asked about the two statements on
> http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/info.html and
> http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/index.html, the first of which says
> mplayer is licensed under GPLv2 and the second GPLv2 or later.


> There was a suggestion to more systematically check the sources.  I just
> did this, and I found many files where the word "Copyright" does not
> appear -- over 700 of them.  List attached.  I excluded DOC/, TOOLS/,
> xpm files, and so on.
> I also found just a few files that say "GNU GPL v2" without the "or later":
> ./libvo/vo_zr.c:3: * Copyright (C) Rik Snel 2001,2002, License GNU GPL v2
> ./libvo/vo_bl.c:13: * Other stuff: Copyright (C) Rik Snel 2002, License GNU GPL v2
> ./libvo/vo_zr2.c:4: * Copyright (C) Rik Snel 2001-2005, License GNU GPL v2

These files (and a few others) have been relicensed by their authors or
with their permission.

> ./cputable.h:3: * This file comes under the GNU GPL, see www.fsf.org for more info!

This is not a problem, without mentioning an explicit version GPL
implies later versions.


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