[FFmpeg-devel] Probable WunderRadio ffmpeg LGPL violation

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Jan 14 21:09:46 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 08:04:16PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 07:48:53PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > AFAIK & IANAL the iphone only runs applications that are cryptographically
> > signed by apple (not counting things like javascript and not counting hacked
> > aka jailbroken iphones)
> Not quite, you can basically run self-compiled apps. But since the
> toolkit to do that costs money, they might have a problem, except that
> I think that this signing is no problem with the *GPL v2 licenses...

The idea behind the  *GPL is to allow users to freely modify and redistribute
programs. This clearly is not the case here, either every user has to buy
the sdk / toolkit and compile themselfs, an action surely unreasonable to
expect from an average user of a mobile phone,
or the developer who modified the code needs to
get apple to sign it, something that apple can and does refuse in some cases.


Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

There will always be a question for which you do not know the correct awnser.
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