[FFmpeg-devel] GOM Player on the Blacklisted Projects

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Tue Mar 25 19:27:55 CET 2008


On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Francois Oligny-Lemieux <eucloid at gmail.com>

> Are you sure he's required to go that precise. My understanding is of
> GPL/LGPL is that he's just required to show the modification date on the
> specific file(s) modified. To contribute back to the community with the
> diffed changes is optional and often on ffmpeg-devl mailing list when
> someone send its diff saying it's to comply with GPL, one of you respond
> that he's out in the field and that the license never compels him to do
> that.

One of the intended effects is to be able to go from the source tree to the
modified tree and back without problems, i.e. to be able to effectively
participate your acquired freedoms (as defined by FSF) on the software in
question. Without an exact patch that is not possible.

So yes, a patch (or modified source tree plus source/origin, which is
effectively the same thing minus a "diff -u" between the two) is required.


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