[MPlayer-users] license

Cyan Ogilvie cyan at inet.co.za
Tue Oct 9 08:54:20 CEST 2001

This can be a problem.  A project I worked on (OCSweb) did more or
less the same thing (GPL with very small ammendment, much smaller than
proposed here) and RMS took offense.  He says if it's not 100% pure
GPL you mustn't use GPL at all.


On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 08:29:04PM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> Hi,
> > *that* so hard to understand and accept?
> ok. i've found the solution.
> let's say, the code written by me (and also other developers who agree)
> has a special license. it's based on GPL with one exception: doesn't allow
> distributing binaries. Now, we solved it. Other code which comes from other
> projects can stay GPL, we won't break licensing and go to jail.
> but as the demuxers are key parts of mplayer, you even can't compile other
> parts without it.
> Gabu, please change dox & homepage as the following:
> MPlayer is basicly GPL, but contains some non-GPL code which not allowed to
> be distributed in binary form, and also contains the opendivx library which
> has special license.
> Is it ok, guys?
> A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team
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