[openbeos] Re: mp4 reader now alpha

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 15:27:14 +0200 CEST

"Michael Pfeiffer" <michael.pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The Media Kit uses add-ons for encoder/decoders, right?
> The hypothetical AAC encoder add-on would statically link
> the AAC encoder, and would have to be GPLed.
> The media server and other apps, that load the AAC encoder
> add-on at runtime, are not forced to be GPLed.

Well, no, AFAICT it is sufficient to license the code under a 
compatible license (that can be relicensed under the GPL without 
further notice). IOW you can take public domain code and put it into a 
GPLd application - you don't have to change the license of the public 
domain code, you can continue to distribute it as public domain.


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