[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]configure: Fix decklink license dependency

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 19:40:10 EEST 2017

2017-04-03 13:34 GMT+02:00 Ricardo Constantino <wiiaboo at gmail.com>:
> On 3 April 2017 at 10:56, Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2017-04-01 16:37 GMT+02:00 Ricardo Constantino <wiiaboo at gmail.com>:
>> > On 1 April 2017 at 14:03, Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> This is the Boost Software license, very similar to BSD/MIT, so if
>> >> that license is all that matters, its obviously fine.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Just downloaded the latest 10.8.5 SDK and checked every file inside
>> > "Blackmagic DeckLink SDK 10.8.5\Win\include". All files contain this
>> > same license with only the copyright year changing and a couple extra
>> > newlines on some.
>> First: Are you talking about the library or the headers?
>> I was talking about a non-free library that can be used with
>> LGPL but not GPL. (Assuming the library really is closed-source)
> I was talking about the headers, which is the only part that
> matters to FFmpeg.

This is not true (it would mean that you would only have to
release your headers under GPL to create a distributable
binary using GPL software linked against non-free libraries).

But since it appears correct that it is not legal to distribute
the header files either, I will apply the configure patch tomorrow.

Carl Eugen

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