[MPlayer-users] Re: License

Kjetil Torgrim Homme kjetilho at linpro.no
Tue Oct 9 15:54:35 CEST 2001

"Robinson, Chad" <crobinson at rfgonline.com> writes:

> It's also wise to refer to the GPL in the command line usage screen,
> and to place at least a one-line "Copyright (c) YEAR,
> PersonWhoWroteIt" comment at the top of each source code
> file. (Making it two lines, with the second line referring readers
> to the COPYING file, is a good idea.)

That would be very nice.

> So the biggest issue is that MPlayer isn't even properly PROTECTED
> by the GPL at this time.

Mplayer is protected by copyright laws, no problem.  It's the users
who lack protection :-).  I think the intent is clear, so even if Arpi
and friends tried to sue us for pirating their code, they wouldn't get
very far.  It's very hypothetical problem, anyway.

Kjetil T.

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