[Libav-user] Building with purchased libraries
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Dec 11 00:15:40 CET 2015
On Tuesday 08 December 2015 01:00:47 am Yury Udovichenko wrote:
> Our company is in process of purchasing binary version of x264
> library from the legal representative of the library owner.
The legal representative of libx264 should answer your questions.
(You pay him, don't you?)
We - FFmpeg developers - support the GPL version of libx264. If you
buy another version of x264, I sincerely hope it is not our task
to give support for that.
If your question was: "Am I allowed to change configure?" - of
course you are, FFmpeg is open source software! (You have to
distribute the sources you used if you distribute binaries based
on FFmpeg sources, no matter if you changed them or not.)
The configure check is meant to help you in the sense that you
don't unintentionally break the GPL, it is neither meant to
stop you from intentionally breaking the GPL nor is it meant to
stop you from linking other, proprietary libraries: You have to
know their license and the implications.
Thanks, Carl Eugen
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