[MPlayer-cvslog] license wars!

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Wed Jan 2 21:13:31 CET 2008

On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:36:53PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 10:45:02PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not aware of any other code being marked as GPL v2 only.  I haven't
> > looked at each file explicitly, but I grepped and looked around
> > extensively.  If I am wrong about this, say so.
> I spoke too soon, there are still a few files left, namely:
> libaf/af_lavcresample.c
> libaf/af_sweep.c
> written by Michael Niedermayer
> libvo/gtf.c
> written by Rudolf Marek
> libvo/vesa_lvo.c
> libvo/vesa_lvo.h
> libvo/vo_vesa.c
> written by Nick Kurshev.
> I've contacted all authors in order to get the files relicensed, Nick
> already agreed.
> I'll now look through all files individually in order to dispel all
> doubts.

I actually did have a look at every single source file and apart from
noticing tons of missing or wrong multiple inclusion guards I found six
more GPL v2 files:


These are from Nick as well, he agreed to relicense all his stuff.


I'll send mail to the authors in a moment.

Then there are these two files written by Reimar:


Reimar, would you relicense them?

So all in all the following 3 files are marked as GPL v2 and part of
MPlayer proper (i.e. not optional stuff in TOOLS or similar):


So for now I guess I will have to retract the statement on the homepage,
as long as these files are included, MPlayer is still GPL v2.


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