[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] faad2 version 2.5 support, second try

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik
Fri Oct 12 00:51:56 CEST 2007

On Friday, 12 October 2007 at 01:34, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007, Michael Niedermayer wrote :
> > > >> With faad2 version 2.5 and current ffmpeg, if you use
> > faad2 is not GPL compatible
> > any program (ffmpeg or otherwise) including faad2 can thus not be GPL
> > compatible either
> Just to tell you know, if some people are interested, that FAAD 2.6 is
> out, and from the news annoucement:
> "Other news is the little change in the copyright header and the readme
> of FAAD2. Apparantly a lot of projects were troubled about the extra
> requirement that the old header asked for. The FSF looked at this and
> said that with some minor change the text can be seen as clarification
> of section 2c of the GPLv2. I advise all projects using FAAD2 to update
> to this new package (or CVS), I guess there's nothing to be worried
> about anymore."
> However, looking at the headers, I don't see exactly in what this is
> more GPL compatible than before, but a lot of people might know better
> than I do.

Hm indeed there's a small change in the clause:
--- README.2.5  2007-10-12 00:30:28.000000000 +0200
+++ README.2.6  2007-10-11 20:41:49.000000000 +0200
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@
 ** Software using this code must display the following message visibly in or
 ** on each copy of the software:
-** "FAAD2 AAC/HE-AAC/HE-AACv2/DRM decoder (c) Nero AG, www.nero.com"
+** "Code from FAAD2 is copyright (c) Nero AG, www.nero.com"
 ** in, for example, the about-box or help/startup screen.
 ** Commercial non-GPL licensing of this software is possible.


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