[Ffmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r40 - trunk/src/legal

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Aug 25 16:15:43 CEST 2006


On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 03:45:19PM +0200, diego wrote:
> Author: diego
> Date: Fri Aug 25 15:45:19 2006
> New Revision: 40
> Modified:
>    trunk/src/legal
> Log:
> Mention that libswscale is GPL as well.
> Clarify that the LGPL does not only apply to the libs contained in FFmpeg.
> Modified: trunk/src/legal
> ==============================================================================
> --- trunk/src/legal	(original)
> +++ trunk/src/legal	Fri Aug 25 15:45:19 2006
> @@ -14,16 +14,17 @@
>  <H3>FFmpeg License</H3>
>  FFmpeg is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, or LGPL.
> -Essentially, this means that you are allowed to use the FFmpeg library in
> +Essentially, this means that you are allowed to use parts of FFmpeg in
>  your own application, regardless of your application's license. However, if

the LGPL allows applications to link at runtime to LGPL code or it allows
linking at compiletime if and only if either the whole source code of the
application or object files is provided so the user can relink the 
application with a more recent version of the library

what you wrote sounds like the user could copy and paste parts at will into
his propriatery code

furthermore is this not regardless of the application's license but the
license must 
modification of the work for the customer's own use and reverse
engineering for debugging such modifications."

and of course must the license not be otherwise incompatible with the LGPL

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