[FFmpeg-devel] GOM Media Player

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos
Thu Feb 7 09:41:07 CET 2008


Diego Biurrun <diego <at> biurrun.de> writes:

> I've been contacted by Ethan Park, the GOM Media Player product manager
> from Gretech Corporation, see http://gomplayer.com.  GOM Media Player is
> part of the blacklisted projects on the MPlayer projects page and we
> have issue112 about their LGPL violations in our tracker.
> Ethan Park tells me that they fixed all issues.  Indeed their program
> now has the following text in the about box:
>   Video encoder included in this program is based on
>   FFmpeg(http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net), and FFmpeg is licensed
>   under LGPL. For LGPL license, please refer to LGPL.TXT in the program
>   directory. Modified FFmpeg source can be obtained from
>   http://gomdevel.gomtv.com.
> Indeed LGPL.TXT contains the LGPL 2.1 and at the URL you can download a
> zip file with sources which among other things seems to contain a
> cut-down version of libavcodec and libavutil before r6576 (somebody
> should investigate this further, maybe there are interesting changes).

The modified source does not contain any license file, AFAICS.
Some files are older than r4764, but since the FSF adress is changed, it's
difficult to say.
The most obvious change is that the source contains the following files:

Except for the fdct files, they contain the following license header:

 * Some code. Copyright (C) 2003 by Pascal Massimino.   *
 * All Rights Reserved.      (http://skal.planet-d.net) *
 * For Educational/Academic use ONLY. See 'LICENSE.TXT'.*

I couldn't find a LICENSE.TXT file, so I think there still are issues.

Carl Eugen

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