Originally posted by Coolin Dang... And I thought "MAD" meant that Winamp switched MP3 decoders...
Originally posted by rjamorim Give up... I doubt Nullsoft is willing to include MAD sources with every download.
Originally posted by Destroid That'd be scary, uh? BTW, the first time I saw a blatant ad-induced promo aside from the AOL thingee. Was it their idea or Nullsoft's? And what is to become of Winamp3 in the future? Cydoor and Gator enhancements?
Originally posted by Dibrom Actually they wouldn't have to do this anyway. The GPL doesn't state that you have to distribute the sources, only that they have to be available upon request. So they could still include the MAD plugin in binary form and just point them to the normal MAD homepage for the sources.
Originally posted by rjamorim That's not what people yell at me when they <cough> demand that I host oggdec sources at my page.
Originally posted by Dibrom I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain this is the case.
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Originally posted by rjamorim Blah. Nonsense. Winamp provided special versions with custom skins before. I downloaded a special U2 version that came with a tune! (Damn crippled WMA)
Originally posted by rjamorim I think we should wait before making these kinds of assumptions that can lead to defamation of a good product.
Originally posted by rjamorim Besides, the Mad magazine belongs to AOLTW. IMO, it's perfectly fine if they want to promote their own product in an unobtrusive way.Regards;Roberto.
Originally posted by rjamorim Bizar...This post says it's RC1:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/showth...st&postid=21663
Originally posted by zZzZzZz reminder: GPL "infects" entire program, in theory using any GPL code in Winamp plugins is against the license.
Originally posted by zZzZzZz and which part of GPL says so ? well, some people might consider winamp.exe and its standard plugins being something "that is normally distributed (in either source or binaryform) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of theoperating system on which the executable runs"
Originally posted by zZzZzZz sure LGPL is better for this kind of stuff. now convince all GPL software makers to switch from GPL to LGPL and whole world will thank you.another pain - even if you don't care about dynamic linking, you can't statically link GPL code to code with another license (eg. BSD-ish, like a lot of stuff we use, including statically linked winamp3 sdk files).
Originally posted by fwyzard on the other hand......now convince all proprietary software makers to switch to GPL and whole lot more people in the world will thank you.
Originally posted by ftc how the hell are we supposed to earn money in GPL'd world ? The programmer can publish is work with 2 licences, GPL to distibute the source code for those who want to make GPL software, proprietary licence for those who wants to make proprietary software (cf MySQL).
(cf ZLib which is included in many commercial softwares without paying any fees and without contributing to Open Source Community).