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