[Sidefx-houdini-list] GPL code was Siggraph & Maya..

Edward Lam edward at sidefx.com
Wed Aug 19 11:51:37 EDT 2009


Moritz Moeller wrote:
> There is VLC, the free movie player that plays (almost) anything.
> This is OSS. Why not base the COP on the VLC source and make this one 
> single COP OSS to comply with VLC's license (GPL)?

I think you're misunderstanding the requirements of GPL. As I understand 
it, any code that uses GPL code in the SAME PROCESS, must also be GPL. 
If I'm correct, asking for a COP based on GPL code will require all of 
Houdini's source code be made freely available.

-Edward



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