[FFmpeg-user] More Liberal Licensing

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Tue Nov 28 18:48:35 EET 2023

On 11/28/2023 4:09 AM, Phil Rhodes via ffmpeg-user wrote:
> The thing which makes all this a bit difficult is whether it's possible
> (or easy) to prove that a given distributed binary is actually compiled
> from the source code one is offering. I'm not sure that this has ever
> been tested in court - most of the (L)GPL stuff hasn't, much - but it's
> not obvious to how someone could prove that if there were ever a
> dispute.

FWIW, BusyBox has taken on some commercial organizations to court and 
prevailed, search "busybox copyright lawsuit" and you'll get things like

(summary judgement)

So whether or not you agree with the current licensing structure, if you 
want to use ffmpeg components you have to play by those rules.



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