[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder
Mon Mar 23 20:24:00 CET 2009
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:16:57PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:11:52PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:01:42PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> > > I'm prefectly fine in integrating a patch using LGPL v2.1 only.
> > It's nice that you are fine with it, but changing FFmpeg's license is
> > not acceptable. If just one file is LGPL v2.1 only, all of FFmpeg
> > reverts to LGPL v2.1 only and becomes incompatible with (L)GPL v3
> > software.
> Since LGPL v2.1 IIRC allows licensing under "GPL v2.1 or later", that
> would be an option though...
Since everybody seems to be confused, here is paragraph 3 of LGPL 2.1:
3. You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library. To do
this, you must alter all the notices that refer to this License, so
that they refer to the ordinary GNU General Public License, version 2,
instead of to this License. (If a newer version than version 2 of the
ordinary GNU General Public License has appeared, then you can specify
that version instead if you wish.) Do not make any other change in
Once this change is made in a given copy, it is irreversible for
that copy, so the ordinary GNU General Public License applies to all
subsequent copies and derivative works made from that copy.
This option is useful when you wish to copy part of the code of
the Library into a program that is not a library.
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