[FFmpeg-devel] License violation

Max Lapshin max.lapshin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 06:24:57 CEST 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 3:43 AM, compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 01:09:36 +0400, Max Lapshin wrote:
>>Will anybody reply on sales at ffmpeg.org if I want to buy ffmpeg under
>>non-gpl license?
> no, there isnt any sales at ffmpeg email as far as i know.
> to answer your other question, ffmpeg is made from many people's
> contributions and it would be very difficult to license ffmpeg under
> any non-gpl license.
> in short: if you want to distribute ffmpeg, just follow the gpl/lgpl
> rules. the easiest thing to do is have some link on your website with
> the source you used to create your ffmpeg binary.

This is a problem. Maybe that guy wanted to share his profit with
programmers, but nobody left him any chance and that is
why he decided to violate license.

libx264 guys keep ownership of code in one hands, so it becomes
possible to obtain libx264 under non-gpl and compile
ffmpeg in lgpl mode, which makes it possible to use in commercial app.

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