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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems



On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 05:44:27PM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jan 2003, Gabucino wrote:
> > > It's highly likely that there are other license and copyright irregularities
> > > in the codebase as well.[1]
> > I can only repeat what I wrote in my previous mail: you came to this
> > conclusiong because you haven't found a pretty little Changelog in
> > libmpeg2/ ?
> 
> No, I came to this _suspicion_ because it took me 5 minutes or less to
> find a licensing irregularity in the mplayer codebase. Maybe I just
> have a knack for finding them, but you would have expected the mplayer
> developers to have known about such a trivial problem and fixed it if
> they were at all cognizant of licensing and copyright issues.
> 
> I'm pretty sure Andrew Suffield could fill us all in on quite a few
> more.

I haven't been keeping track lately, I gave up on mplayer as a lost
cause many months ago. Now it's just a cause of occasional amusement
when somebody wakes up one of the ITP threads, and then kills it again
with a mail along the lines of "Still more licensing issues, here we
go again...".

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