[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg Hall of Shame

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Nov 29 17:03:25 EET 2017

Am 29.11.2017 um 15:57 schrieb Thirumalaisamy K:
> ​Here are some contexts from LGPL v2.1
> *if you distribute copies of the library, whether gratis or for a fee, you
> must give the recipients all the rights that we gave you. You must make
> sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. If you link other
> code with the library, you must provide complete object files to the
> recipients, so that they can relink them with the library after making
> changes to the library and recompiling it. And you must show them these
> terms so they know their rights."Source code" for a work means the
> preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For a library,
> complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains,
> plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
> control compilation and installation of the library.*

guess what ./configure is

> On 29 November 2017 at 19:36, drwho <drwho at infidigm.net> wrote:
>> I don't think the "script which *calls* configure" is necessary, but
>> please be aware....
>> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#InstInfo
>> GPLv3 explicitly requires redistribution to include the full necessary
>> “Installation Information.” GPLv2 doesn't use that term, but it does
>> require redistribution to include "scripts used to control compilation and
>> installation of the executable" with the complete and corresponding source
>> code. This covers part, but not all, of what GPLv3 calls “Installation
>> Information.” Thus, GPLv3's requirement about installation information is
>> stronger

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