Author Topic: Rifftrax Player in violation of GPL, No Source Code  (Read 1357 times)

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Offline Spudd86

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Rifftrax Player in violation of GPL, No Source Code
« on: July 16, 2013, 12:53:26 PM »
I can't help but notice that the Rifftrax Player is a modified version of smplayer and as the project is released under the GPL you must provided the full source code of your modified version (at least a link to it on your download page). I haven't seen any such link, nor is the source included in the installer as far as I can tell. This is a problem because it means you are in violation of the license terms of smplayer and mplayer too, this means that technically you do not have the right to distribute the current Rifftrax player.

I'm not a copyright holder of any of the software in question but I am interested in obtaining the source code because I run Linux and I'd love to try to do a Linux build for myself.

Here are some links with helpful info about how to properly comply with the terms of the GPL:

http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2008/compliance-guide.html (Particularly see Section 4)
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html