[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder
Wed Mar 25 17:43:35 CET 2009
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:25:48AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> On 3/25/2009 9:15 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:43:05AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> >> On 3/25/2009 6:35 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 03:50:22PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> >>>> On 3/24/2009 2:55 PM, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> >>>>> So you are saying you are okay if the policy is "we accept LGPL v2.1
> >>>>> only code but you may not hook it up into configure or Makefiles?"
> >>>> Until the COPYING.LGPL is changed, I believe version is LGPL v2.1, I
> >>>> might wrong though.
> >>> You are wrong.
> >> Prove this.
> > Here is our standard license header for your consumption, read it:
> > /*
> > * This file is part of FFmpeg.
> > *
> > * FFmpeg is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
> > * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
> > * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
> > * version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
> > *
> > * FFmpeg is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> > * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> > * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
> > * Lesser General Public License for more details.
> > *
> > * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
> > * License along with FFmpeg; if not, write to the Free Software
> > * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
> > */
> This is the header of _one_ file. the LGPL refers to the "library"
> "Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Library
> specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and
> "any later version", you have the option of following the terms and
> conditions either of that version or of any later version published by
> the Free Software Foundation. If the Library does not specify a
> license version number, you may choose any version ever published by
> the Free Software Foundation."
> AFAIK FFmpeg is _not_ a library, btw thanks for making me reading what
> matters, to be able to realize that even you, do not have this
> "knowledge" you claim.
You have not read in sufficient detail. The definition of the term
"library" in the license is:
The "Library", below, refers to any such software library or work
which has been distributed under these terms.
FFmpeg consists of several libraries and programs and forms a work that
is distributed under the terms of the LGPL.
Maybe you could be kind enough to explain how *any* program can be
distributed as LGPL v2.1+ in your view. It seems to be plain
impossible from what you write.
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