[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main/libaf af_hrtf.c, NONE, 1.1 af_hrtf.h, NONE, 1.1

Jindrich Makovicka makovick at kmlinux.fjfi.cvut.cz
Tue Jan 4 12:32:50 CET 2005

Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 10:57:20AM +0100, Jindrich Makovicka wrote:
>>Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>>>> "This data is Copyright 1994 by the MIT Media Laboratory.  It is
>>>> provided free with no restrictions on use, provided the authors are
>>>> cited when the data is used in any research or commercial
>>>> application."
>>>Not only that I hate that it outputs that much much on the console, have
>>>you checked whether this is GPL-compatible?
>>I think yes, if we can consider the filter output a derived work. GPL 
>>says this may vary from case to case, but I believe that enough 
>>information about the data is propagated to the output so we can 
>>consider it a derived work covered by GPL, thus requiring to give 
>>authors a proper credit.
> I think you misunderstood. My point is that they put restrictions on
> commercial use, in sofar as you have to cite the authors.
> My question was if such restrictions are possible with GPL, i.e. if
> it is even possible to publish af_hrtf.c under a GPL license.

IANAL, but I think GPL requires mentioning original copyrights for all 
derived works (commercial/noncommercial), so this restriction is compatible.

Jindrich Makovicka

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