[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] faad2 version 2.5 support, second try
Sun Jan 13 17:39:57 CET 2008
On Oct 12, 2007 11:52 AM, Ivan Kalvachev <ikalvachev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/10/12, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org>:
> > On Friday, 12 October 2007 at 01:34, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> > > On Mon, Oct 08, 2007, Michael Niedermayer wrote :
> > > > > >> With faad2 version 2.5 and current ffmpeg, if you use
> > >
> > > > faad2 is not GPL compatible
> > > > any program (ffmpeg or otherwise) including faad2 can thus not be GPL
> > > > compatible either
> > >
> > > Just to tell you know, if some people are interested, that FAAD 2.6 is
> > > out, and from the news annoucement:
> > >
> > > "Other news is the little change in the copyright header and the readme
> > > of FAAD2. Apparantly a lot of projects were troubled about the extra
> > > requirement that the old header asked for. The FSF looked at this and
> > > said that with some minor change the text can be seen as clarification
> > > of section 2c of the GPLv2. I advise all projects using FAAD2 to update
> > > to this new package (or CVS), I guess there's nothing to be worried
> > > about anymore."
> > >
> > > However, looking at the headers, I don't see exactly in what this is
> > > more GPL compatible than before, but a lot of people might know better
> > > than I do.
> > Hm indeed there's a small change in the clause:
> > --- README.2.5 2007-10-12 00:30:28.000000000 +0200
> > +++ README.2.6 2007-10-11 20:41:49.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -35,7 +35,7 @@
> > **
> > ** Software using this code must display the following message visibly in or
> > ** on each copy of the software:
> > -** "FAAD2 AAC/HE-AAC/HE-AACv2/DRM decoder (c) Nero AG, www.nero.com"
> > +** "Code from FAAD2 is copyright (c) Nero AG, www.nero.com"
> > ** in, for example, the about-box or help/startup screen.
> > **
> > ** Commercial non-GPL licensing of this software is possible.
> That's improvement.
> However there is still something that troubles me.
> The GPL clauses talks with if's. IF your programs runs interactively ,
> exception IF it doesn't normaly print such announcemnts.
> However the Nero "clarification" is much more imperative, it "MUST".
> I wouldn't jump on that horse yet. I'd like to hear from FSF that
> everything is ok first.
Two months ago I heard that the text is changed and today I did
download libfaad 2.6.1 and checked it myselfs. (CVS says the change is
done at revision 1.10, Thu Nov 1 12:33:29 2007 UTC )
The text now says:
** The "appropriate copyright message" mentioned in section 2c of the GPLv2
** must read: "Code from FAAD2 is copyright (c) Nero AG, www.nero.com"
I think this text looks quite GPL complaint. At least I can't find
reason why it wouldn't be.
I was wondering if we can now reconsider the original patch from this thread.
I also happen to know that the person who is currently working of
ffaac is well motivated and wont abandon it, because of this patch.
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