[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dead code cleanup - C++

Yuri Vilmanis yuri
Fri Jan 26 00:56:49 CET 2007

On Friday 26 January 2007 03:36, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 13:24 +1030, Yuri Vilmanis wrote:
> > As stated, the intention of the previously submitted patch is not to have
> > it adopted added to ffmpeg svn, it is merely there to satisfy the license
> > agreement (distrubuting the source code of a modified version).
> Sending a patch on this list is neither necessary nor sufficient to
> satisfy the requirements of the LGPL. You need to either distribute
> binaries and sources together or provide an offer to distribute sources
> on request to people to whom you distribute binaries. Sending sources
> here is not sufficient; you need to distribute to those people to whom
> you distribute binaries (expecting them to find it on the list, and
> depending on list archives to keep it available without explicit
> agreement, is not sufficient). Nor is it necessary because you haven't
> sent binaries to this list. You also need to distribute the whole
> sources, just a patch isn't enough (though not many will care in
> practice as long as FFmpeg sources remain easily available elsewhere).

Naturally, if someone who legitimately has the modified ffmpeg binaries asks 
for the verbatim sources, they would get them. This requirement is quite 
clearly stated in the text of the license...

If you're not interested in people honouring the spirit of the agreement, just 
ignore them.

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