[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Jun 30 22:53:20 CEST 2007


On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:19:12PM +0200, Christophe GISQUET wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer a ?crit :
> > theres something you miss here, and that is the following part of the LGPL
> > 2.1:
> Indeed I missed it, thinking 2.1 was a matter of phraseology. I
> generally don't make my choices on absolute confidence in a sunny
> future, or more tersely, that I will like any GPL versions coming out
> any day.
> > so even without the "(at your option) any later version."
> > anyone can take your LGPL 2.1 code and change it to GPL 12.3.4
> Then let my obvious question after that obvious correction be:
> Are contributions under the strictly version 2 GPL accepted?

yes, as long as its in seperate new file(s), under proper CONFIG_GPL2 and
you first submit some patch to configure which does actually contain
the needed CONFIG_GPL* setup code and this patch does get accepted by
mans or diego
(note, the changes to configure must be under LGPL of course)


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