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using Kodi scrapers for personal project - Serafean - 2016-09-30

Hi,

I would like to ask about the stance of the kodi project on a possible scraper reuse in another project (also GPL). And possibly any best practice you would recommend.
I was toying with the idea of writing my own scraper, but then saw the giant library of kodi scrapers, read how to write a scraper, and figured implementing your "engine" (which BTW I find very ingenious) would be a lot easier than writing/maintaining my own scrapers. I currently have a proof of concept working (themoviedb scraper loads and gets info for a movie Smile ) .

Of course I have no idea if it will go anywhere, but if it does, I'd like to be on good terms with you guys Wink

Thanks,

serafean.


RE: using Kodi scrapers for personal project - nickr - 2016-10-01

Gpl2 applies, so should be no legal problems.


RE: using Kodi scrapers for personal project - Serafean - 2016-10-02

Awesome!
I see themoviedb scraper has an explicitly set GPL license, its dependency (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/master/addons/metadata.common.themoviedb.org) , however, doesn't. What is the status there?

Thanks.


RE: using Kodi scrapers for personal project - robwebset - 2016-10-03

(2016-10-02, 13:33)Serafean Wrote: Awesome!
I see themoviedb scraper has an explicitly set GPL license, its dependency (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/master/addons/metadata.common.themoviedb.org) , however, doesn't. What is the status there?

Thanks.

I believe, if there is no license defined, then you can't just copy it - however the author can give you permission - maybe find the author and see if they are OK with it.

Rob


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