[Libav-user] FFmpeg License Violation - What Are My Remedies?

Gonzalo Garramuño ggarra13 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 19:45:06 CEST 2012

El 10/10/2012 02:34 p.m., Matthew Lawrence escribió:
> I recently purchased an app from Google Play that incorporates the 
> FFmpeg library.  Because the app is a derivative work under the 
> LGPLv2.1, I believe I am entitled to a copy of the source code for the 
> entire app.  I have e-mailed the developer's support staff, but they 
> are refusing to release the source code. I have cited the LGPL to 
> them, but hey claim they are required to provide only the source code 
> for the FFmpeg library.  I believe that they are in violation of the 
> license and are violating both my legal rights and those of the FFmpeg 
> team.

They are right.   Under the LGPL they only need to release the source 
code to any changes to ffmpeg.  Under GPL they would require to release 
source code to all their code.

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