[FFmpeg-devel] more FFMPEG license and legal issue Q&A?
Fri Oct 26 10:46:51 CEST 2007
As for 1, where can I know which part of FFmpeg is covered by LGPL and which
is by GPL?
On 10/26/07, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
> boku wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I'm searching about ffmpeg license legal issue. I found there's a
> > of "License and Legal Issues" in the ffmpeg project web. Is there more
> > about this issue?
> > My questions are as follows:
> > 1. The framework of ffmpeg are protected in LGPL or GPL, aren't they?
> LGPL or GPL depending on which components you are going to use, since
> some are GPL only.
> > 2. Problematic items are those avcodec which are in the libavcodec
> > right?
> Depending on your definition of problem, european people do not have
> problems at all as long they follow our licenses (lgpl or gpl)
> > 3. Any precedent of suits or legal arguments because of using ffmpeg?
> I recall some discussions with manufacturer not obeying.
> > 4. If only MPEG-4 and H.264 are included in our project, does it mean
> > only MPEG-LA might take some legal actions against us?
> Depends on where are you, what you are doing with ffmpeg and how.
> > 5. We don't sell s/w player or embedded h/w player based on ffmpeg
> > we only sell a machine for users and they can use our packages to run
> > a/v playing. Is it kind of illegal?
> For us, as long you redistribute the source of what you are using and
> you tell you are using our product, I think no.
> For patent trolls around the world much depends if you are in their
> jurisdiction or not. I'd advise you to talk with your lawyer
> Sorry if I confused your ideas even more ^^
> Luca Barbato
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