:: An MPlayer project update (from 2004):

Arpi of Mplayer (emph mine):
Then I decided to change the license from GPL to something more free -- not free as in RMS, but free as in freedom. There were several options: GPL plus commercial license, BSD, LGPL, etc. Finally I was flamed off, so I left the G2 project, and development stopped there.
As G1 is getting worse day by day, I decided to try again at G2, and even though some people disagreed, I changed the license to LGPL.

Ah, GNG lives. Well, GNG lived in 2004.