[FFmpeg-devel] Possible violation of FFmpeg's license by Transgaming's Cider
Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò
Sat Dec 22 14:20:28 CET 2007
I stumbled through this yesterday, it might be of interest to you guys,
but I'm not a lawyer, so it might be all right and just being me
I bought a copy of Command & Conquer 3 for Mac; the game has been ported
to Mac by Transgaming (of Cedega fame), through their Cider toolkit
(which is probably just based on Cedega itself, although I admit I don't
know enough of that).
On the game's manual, there is a list of copyright holders, many Free
Software projects are listed, including libpng, libjpeg, cg toolkit,
dmalloc, SDL, bstring, iniparser, Squish of course ReWind and Wine, but
"The Cider libquartz.dylib component includes portions of ffmpeg,
Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Fabrice Bellard, et al."
I do have libquartz.dylib on the DVD, but I can't find any copy of the
LGPL license nor the corresponding source code on either the DVD or the
manual, nor I find a written offer to send me the source code.
The only reference to source code is at the end of the page:
"Source code to the LGPL components is available via CVS access through:
I'm not sure if that is enough to be compliant with LGPL license, as if
I recall correctly you need to provide the source code, or a written
offer, together with the binary form.
I wonder if I should also submit this to the other projects involved.
Diego "Flameeyes" Petten?
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