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Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 22:07:01 EET 2020

Am Mo., 26. Okt. 2020 um 06:44 Uhr schrieb Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com>:
> On 10/25/2020 10:14 PM, Juan carlos Rebate wrote:
> > However if you compile two separate versions
> > there would be no licensing issue if you share it, would it?
> If you "share" the build, then technically you're distributing it. The one
> that's GPL only is perfectly fine to share (following the rules of the GPL,
> please read them....), but if non-free parts are statically linked in, then
> I don't think that one is distributable.
> The questions that drive "can I distribute" include-
> Is this a static or dynamic build?

If the question is "am I allowed to distribute a binary based
on (L)GPL software" then the answer does not depend on
static or dynamic linking.

> Does it contain GPL components?
> Does it contain non-free components?

> There are cases where you can share a dynamic build (no GPL parts) that
> links to non-free libraries but not a static build. (I think building with
> BMD Decklink support is in that catagory.)

Decklink is not GPL-compatible.

Carl Eugen

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