Michael St. Laurent
mikes at Hartwellcorp.com
Tue Oct 9 18:24:49 CEST 2001
What? Wait a minute. Is the license licensed or something? Does he
somehow have a say so in who can release their software under the GPL?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cyan Ogilvie [mailto:cyan at inet.co.za]
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 11:54 PM
> To: mplayer-users at mplayer.dev.hu
> Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] license
> 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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> > mailto:arpi at thot.banki.hu
> > http://esp-team.scene.hu
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