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Old 21st May 2003
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I think BSplayer is a wonderful software, perhaps the best video player under windows. It's perhaps one of the only not "free software" I use.

I see on this forum that someone asked about the license, but there's no real answer.

BSplayer can become the best software ever seen if your publish it under a free-software license and you publish the source. I suggest personnaly the General Public License.

Why ?

- BSplayer will become more and more popular (think about those FreeSoftware CD-rom).
- Some hackers will bring you a lot of good ideas.
- With GPL, you can be sure that, if someone modify your software, those modifications must be under GPL and you can access it.
- With GPL, your author copyright will be in a safe place.

Imagine : now, a society can take bsplayer and "decompil" it. They can then send it, for a lot of money and attack you because you stole code ! ! ! (Ok, it's paranoia... but it's possible )
With GPL or another Free Licence, you will be in a safe an really useful position. Be aware that GPL allow you to give your software for money if you want.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about free licence...
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