[SDL] Am I allowed to use code from SDL_mixer in a new library?

Vittorio Giovara vittorio.giovara at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 01:03:07 PST 2013

You can do "almost" whatever you want with the recent SDL_mixer licence,
and yeah, don't use GPL code in closed source apps.
If you make improvements to the library though, sharing them is much

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm writing an SDL audio library that, at least for me, can replace
> SDL_mixer.  It has actual floating point mixing in it as well as resampling
> and decoding.  All the supported formats are in place, but I'm not familiar
> with native MIDI on OS X and w32 (currently FluidSynth is used.)  I'd like
> to borrow the native MIDI code from SDL_mixer. Would that be OK?  I
> wouldn't want to step on someone's toes, since the library is GPL and I'm
> also thinking about allowing non-GPL use for non-commercial purposes and
> I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do that if I use code from SDL_mixer.
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