[MPlayer-dev-eng] some license/copyright issues

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Dec 28 01:50:34 CET 2003

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 11:52:03PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> Hi boys!
> In the wake of the Debian frustration du jour, I'm currently reviewing
> some copyright statements in our source tree and extending the
> Copyright file.  No, this is not about flaming, don't worry - or don't
> get your hopes up.
> 1) At the top of libvo/vo_sdl.c there is the following statement in the
> header of the file:

This is incorrect. The only thing copied from mpeg2dec is that

> 2) In vo_sdl.c there is a note that indicates it comes from the OMS
>    project:

IMO vo_sdl should be removed anyway. It's hopelessly broken...

> 3)At the top of osdep/lrmi.[ch] there is the following license
> statement:
>   /*
>   Linux Real Mode Interface - A library of DPMI-like functions for Linux.
>   Copyright (C) 1998 by Josh Vanderhoof
>   You are free to distribute and modify this file, as long as you
>   do not remove this copyright notice and clearly label modified
>   versions as being modified.
>   This software has NO WARRANTY.  Use it at your own risk.
>   Original location: http://cvs.debian.org/lrmi/
>   */
> The URL is invalid and LRMI was seemingly taken from svgalib (which
> redistributes LRMI), OK to remove?
> Furthermore, we have modified lrmi.c, without labeling the file as
> modified, so we are in violation of its license.  OK to add something
> to the effect of
>   Modified for use with MPlayer, see the CVS log for details.
> ?
> If somebody has a better idea for a string to add, please speak up.

Sounds good.


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