[Mplayer-users] GPL already ?

Christoph Lampert lampert at math.chalmers.se
Wed Aug 15 11:40:17 CEST 2001

>On Tuesday, 14. August 2001 15:14, you wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >> Now that OpenDivX is a library and ffmpeg is in another cvs, is MPlayer
>> >> fully GPL at last?
>> >
>> >yes, you can say it :)
>> >it's partially LGPL, but it doesn't matter.

Sure it does :-)  it's a huge difference. We should start a flame about
what is better!

>> >
>> >btw opendivx is still in mplayer, divx4linux is in external lib.
>> >but opendivx is now (L)GPL, AFAIK.
>> >i won't remove it, because we're using postprocessing code of it.
>> Only the decoder part of opendivx is GPL, and even that was a statement by
>> someone of ProjectMayo, but not announced anywhere I know of.
>IMHO it's somewhere on the homepage that they changed opendivx to GPL.

I doubt that. 
Junto of PM said it in the release of DivX4, but there the homepage hasn't 
been updated for months. 

Also, the sources on CVS still carry the Copyright notice of DivX Open License.

I think, they plan(ned) to GPL it, but nobody there cares about it enough to 
spend only 15 minutes to offically announce and change headers. 

No answer to my question, yet. But also it's still night over there...


Dipl. math. Christoph Lampert (complex analysis, integral formulae)
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