[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter
Fri Jul 6 12:29:48 CEST 2007
On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 10:13:01AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 08:48:15AM +0200, Christophe GISQUET wrote:
> > M?ns Rullg?rd a ?crit :
> > > Personally, I generally release code where I am in full control
> > > under the MIT license, so I'm not terribly bothered by that clause
> > > being present in the license for FFmpeg.
> > Being indeed a small and very dependent piece of code, my code wouldn't
> > be used elsewhere than ffmpeg, so licensing of it is not very important.
> > But does ffmpeg accept code such as MIT, modified BSD or the like
> > compatible with GPL ?
> Yes, we accept MIT-licensed code
> since it is sublicensable and thus
> effectively includes (L)GPL 2+.
MIT is compatible with (L)GPL 2 and 3, we do not know yet about later versions
though iam pretty sure we would try hard to move to a different license if
the FSF makes the (L)GPL 4, MIT incompatible ...
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