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

eetu at iki.fi eetu at iki.fi
Wed Aug 19 12:04:34 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.

Libavcodec is LGPL not GPL.

"The main difference between the GPL and the LGPL is that the latter can
be linked to (in the case of a library, 'used by') a non-(L)GPLed program,
and regardless of whether it is free software or proprietary software."


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