[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter
Fri Jul 6 19:13:16 CEST 2007
On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 04:53:47PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi
> > 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
> > yes
> >> 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 ...
> It's impossible to make a license incompatible with the MIT license, since it
> explicitly allows sublicensing meaning it can legally be replaced by anything.
proposed ;) GPL4:
"You may not combine this work with any software which is available
under the MIT license, furthermore you may not include
any copyright notice or permission notice from a MIT licensed program
in any copy or substantial portions of the Software"
now if this isnt incompatible with the MIT license then nothing is ...
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