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KISS vs MPlayer?

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 Jan 2004 15:05

There's a war between the Linux open-source multimedia player project, MPlayer, and the Danish DVD player manufacturer, KISS Technology.
MPlayer team claims that KISS's DVD players firmware code includes parts of MPlayer's GPL-licensed code. This means that KISS is violating the GPL license, which states that any product that includes parts from a GPL program, must be GPL as well. And KISS hasn't released its firmware as a GPL or shown its source code to public anyway.

Now, the managing director of KISS claims that MPlayer team is lying and suggests that MPlayer team might have actually stolen code from KISS's firmware, not the vice versa.

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