[MPlayer-users] Mplayer not fully Free/GPL software?! eventhough the webpage says

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Sat Jul 6 19:01:01 CEST 2002

Clemens Wächter writes:
 > > >  > divx4linux is not GPL, and this file belongs to divx4 support
 > > >  > if you don't use divx4 or xvid (neither of them is gpl) thsi file is not
 > > >  > used
 > It is strange but I have looked at divx4_vbr.c and it distributed under
 > the gpl though it is not fully gpl. 

What do you mean by that?  Who is distributing it under the GPL?

 > Diego Biurrun wrote:
 > > BTW, volunteers to reimplement this file from scratch and end the
 > > license issue for good are welcome :-)
 > Well I had a quick look at that file. Except from a few parts which I did not 
 > yet understand, the rest looks easy to reimplement. 
 > So I volunteer to have a closer look to it and additional documentation
 > and I will *try* to reimplement it. Can't promise more right now :-(
 > I'll send you the file if I succeded and I will also let you know
 > if I failed

Please do.  The wizards on the dev-eng mailing list will probably be
able to help you out if you run into problems.


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