[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Libfaac not LGPL?
Tue Apr 28 08:08:44 CEST 2009
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Paul Kendall <paul at kcbbs.gen.nz> wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 April 2009 12:48:50 pm Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 04:45:37PM -0700, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> > We had some discussions on #ffmpeg-devel and I asked the folks at #gnu
>> > about this:
>> > http://faac.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/faac/faac/libfaac/tns.c?r1=1.8&r2=
>> > It appears that libfaac, despite declaring itself LGPL2.1, contains
>> > quite a few licenses... many of which are completely incompatible with
>> > the LGPL, such as the above.
>> > In theory, it still may be legal to distribute, as the LGPL linking
>> > exception *may* cover the linking of .c files with non-free licenses
>> > with .c files that have free licenses. ?However, either way, this
>> > places FAAC squarely under non-GPL territory... such that ffmpeg
>> > should require --enable-nonfree to link to it.
>> > Thoughts?
>> moving it under non free is a good idea, droping it is a good idea too
>> but i guess people wont like it being droped.
> Please, no, don't drop it! Until ffaac can do HE-AACv2 it is needed by
> folk that have DVB-T streams. More and more countries are using this
> format for their digital broadcasts.
I guess you confused between faac and faad.
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