[FFmpeg-devel] using ffmpeg framework in commercial product
Tue May 19 15:14:31 CEST 2009
On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 08:49:42AM -0400, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Massimiliano Mazzeschi
> <max at mantrics.com> wrote:
> > We are developping a commercial product, and we need some
> > clarification about the policy for using ffmpeg executable
> > and libraries
> > - Scenario1
> > ? we would use the ffmpeg executable to perform a transcoding.
> > ? We have developped an application driven from our framework,
> > ? that simply build a command line and exec the ffmpeg.exe
> > ? with parameters.
> > ? We would use the GPL version of ffmpeg.exe (just an external
> > ? executable, without any modification, and no GPL code in our
> > ? commercial product)
> > ? ? ? - Can we use it, without infringement of the GPL License ?
> > ? ? ? - Can we distribute it (in our cd-media, ftp, or other) ?
> > ? ? ? Or we can just suggest the user to download the package
> > ? ? ? form ffmpeg website ?
> As long as you distribute the source that was used to build the ffmpeg
> you are distributing along with the license, you can distribute it.
> You can also distribute an offer for the source (i.e. a notice as to
> where a user can acquire it) and provide a download package on your
The offer for source is nothing but a recipe for headaches. Just
provide the source alongside the binaries.
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