[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] LICENSE: Complete GPL'd external libraries list
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Jun 8 05:59:03 CEST 2013
Timothy Gu <timothygu99 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> The first paragraph of FTL is the same as clause 3
> of the 3-clause BSD license, and the second
> paragraph said "suggest, but do not require", so
> it doesn't really matter.
> I don't think providing a warning is necessary
> because we don't do that with 3-clause BSD, and
> the advertisement clause is basically the same as
> BSD, with the 2nd paragraph that doesn't matter.
I completely misunderstand this email because I
don't understand how 3-clause bsd is related to
The FreeType Project license (so I mixed up with
4-clause bsd license and thought your were
referring to that paragraph).
The relevant sentence - imo - is:
If you use
it, or only parts of it, in a program, you must acknowledge
somewhere in your documentation that you have used the
FreeType code. (`credits')
I believe it is possible to fulfill this with
FFmpeg libraries compiled under LGPL and linked
to a commercial program (and libfreetype) but I
don't think we can test this in configure.
IANAL, Carl Eugen
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