using Kodi scrapers for personal project
#1
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.
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#2
Gpl2 applies, so should be no legal problems.
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#3
Awesome!
I see themoviedb scraper has an explicitly set GPL license, its dependency (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/master...oviedb.org) , however, doesn't. What is the status there?

Thanks.
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#4
(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...oviedb.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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