[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] add acceptable licenses to development guidelines
Thu Jul 12 02:27:53 CEST 2007
Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> Since this has recently been a hot topic of discussion, I propose we
> publish an official list of acceptable licenses, namely LGPL 2.1, GPL
> 2, both with an explicit "or any later version" clause or MIT.
> I'm attaching a draft of a patch.
> Index: doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi
> --- doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi (revision 9603)
> +++ doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi (working copy)
> @@ -1551,6 +1551,10 @@
> + Contributions should preferrably be licensed LGPL 2.1, including an
> + ``or any later version'' clause. GPL 2 including an ``or any later
> + version'' clause or MIT license are also acceptable.
I'd like to say that LGPL (or MIT) is preferred over GPL. I don't
like for FFmpeg to get even more segregated license-wise than it
already is. Cleanly separable parts that for whatever reason must use
GPL are acceptable, but this should not be a primary choice.
mans at mansr.com
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