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Re: mpg123 is now free?

On Mon, Feb 08, 1999 at 04:39:53PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> According to x11amp's README.Debian:
>   x11amp is now free, because the upstream authors have arranged
>   everything with mpg123 authors, to relicence their code under GPL.

This is plural; should have been singular. Sorry.

> ...
>  -- Josip Rodin <jrodin@jagor.srce.hr>, Wed,  3 Feb 1999 16:11:45 +0100
> If this is so, doesn't this imply that mpg123 itself should now be free?

mpg123 has been made by two men - one of them, Michael Hipp, has given
*his* code from mpg123 (parts of which are used in x11amp) to x11amp
authors, to relicence it under GPL. Since x11amp doesn't use other one's
(Oliver Fromme) code, and noone did ask him about that, mpg123 still
is under the current licence.

So, x11amp is fully GPL, but mpg123 stays non-free :(

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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