Fwd: Re: [mythtv-users] License FOLLOW-UP
jman at neonramp.com
Thu Oct 28 15:01:55 UTC 2004
Lane Schwartz wrote ..
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:23:43 +0200, Steven
> <mythmail at richardstraat.homedns.org> wrote:
> > Asciimonster wrote:
> > > jman at neonramp.com wrote:
> > >
> > >> With a complete install of Mythtv on FC-2 are there any license
> > >> considerations that are outside the scope of GNUGPL that would require
> > >> action if I were to build a system and sell it to a company?
> > >>
> > >>
> > > You should check hardware. It should be stated in the README's of the
> > > modules (drivers). Most of them are also (GNU)GPL, but some have
> > > restricions. For instance, the Linuxant modules
> > > (http://www.linuxant.com/ , for Connexant-compatible modems, which
> > > nearly 90% of all the PCI modems you can buy here in the Netherlands)
> > > not under the GPL, and for an un-castrated module you have to pay $20
> > > (about as much as the darned thing costs) or so, while the Windows
> > > drivers are free... :-(
> > >
> > There is also some rescritions in the Mysql licence about commercial
> > and there are the mp3 and DVD playback issues.
> I'm not so sure about the mp3 and DVD issues. I'm pretty sure that
> those libraries are GPL. The only issues might be around patents which
> might cover the mp3 algorithms and possible DMCA issues wrt the DVD
> decss libraries. The effect of those issues would depend to some
> extent on what country you live it.
> Also, as someone else pointed out, MySQL is available under a GPL license.
> "No, we've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11."
> -- George W. Bush, 17 Sept 2003
One thing I did not mention was that I am using PVR-250's and the end result is pulled off the Myth box for edits and that is all that this box will be used for.
Since it is based on hardware encoding and ivtv drivers I not sure there is a concern with mp3/DVD libraries??. I am just using it to capture a/v, move it from the Myth-box to another workstation for edit/encoding.
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