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Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] Relicensing MPlayer or parts of it to LGPL




On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 19:51:59 -0500
compn <tempn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:06:46 +0000
> Alex Beregszaszi <alex@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 10:45 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos@xxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >   
> > > Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 <at> gmx.net> writes:
> > >  
> > > > > it can be done ,it is monumental work.  
> > > >
> > > >   ...it will be really really hard to achieve.  
> > >
> > > No, it is just impossible for MPlayer (and all
> > > projects that are "based" on it).  
> > 
> > 
> > Carl Eugen, could you put a pointer to the past conversation (a link
> > on gmane would suffice) which explains this in depth?  I was around
> > mplayer-g2 times, but can't remember who was against relicensing.
> > 
> > Regarding myself I am happy to (re)license all my contributions to
> > MPlayer under LGPL 2.1.
> > 
> > Best,
> > Alex  
> 
> you can relicense all of my commits/code to any lgpl/gpl license.

Thanks.

> carl, what about your code? you willing to relicense your code?

I'd like to know that as well.

> like i said before, vlc could not find some authors and rewrote that
> code themselves. its not impossible to relicense. just difficult and
> time consuming.

Well, lots of code was rewritten in mpv anyway. I'll be content with
relicensing a few mplayer components if full relicensing is out of the
question.

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