[FFmpeg-devel] more FFMPEG license and legal issue Q&A?

Måns Rullgård mans
Tue Oct 30 03:05:51 CET 2007

boku <boku0712 at gmail.com> writes:

> On 10/26/07, Aurelien Jacobs <aurel at gnuage.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:13:48 +0800
>> boku <boku0712 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > So currently, there's no linux distribution including ffmpeg??
>> Hum... AFAIK, most distro *DO* include ffmpeg !
>> > Kind of frustrated, is it? Or any other av codec included in any linux
>> > distribution have no such legal issues?
>> Any av codec (and any software in general), is potentially subject to
>> patents issues (in countries which recognize software patents).
> So how about GStreamer? It's another multimedia platform open source
> project. Is it also subject to license or patent issue?

Gstreamer is little more than a hyped-up wrapper around FFmpeg.

And don't top-post.

M?ns Rullg?rd
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