Two good reasons why the license of mplayer must be GPL without restrictions (Re: [MPlayer-users] Re: License)

André Dahlqvist andre.dahlqvist at
Tue Oct 9 20:27:25 CEST 2001

Michael Hunold <M.Hunold at> wrote:

> Mplayer simply *includes* libraries like libmpeg2, libac3, ...
> which are GPL. The faq clearly says to this fact:

And that code is still GPL. The only code that isn't GPL is the code
that Arpi & co has written from scratch and that doesn't use any other
code. If that code needs the other GPL code to function I would agree
with you, but does it?

André Dahlqvist <andre.dahlqvist at>

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