[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Jul 5 13:31:56 CEST 2007

Sorry for butting in late to this discussion, I still have a huge mail

On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:53:20PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 10:19:12PM +0200, Christophe GISQUET wrote:
> > Michael Niedermayer a ?crit :
> > > theres something you miss here, and that is the following part of the LGPL
> > > 2.1:
> > 
> > Indeed I missed it, thinking 2.1 was a matter of phraseology. I
> > generally don't make my choices on absolute confidence in a sunny
> > future, or more tersely, that I will like any GPL versions coming out
> > any day.
> > 
> > > so even without the "(at your option) any later version."
> > > anyone can take your LGPL 2.1 code and change it to GPL 12.3.4
> > 
> > Then let my obvious question after that obvious correction be:
> > Are contributions under the strictly version 2 GPL accepted?
> yes, as long as its in seperate new file(s), under proper CONFIG_GPL2 and
> you first submit some patch to configure which does actually contain
> the needed CONFIG_GPL* setup code and this patch does get accepted by
> mans or diego
> (note, the changes to configure must be under LGPL of course)

I am very firmly opposed to this.  FFmpeg is complicated enough as-is
from a license standpoint.  Making this worse is going to cause us no
end of grief.  Just look at the libswscale disaster...


More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list