[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: accept commercially-licensed libx264
Carl Eugen Hoyos
Wed Dec 8 15:52:17 CET 2010
Jason Garrett-Glaser <jason <at> x264.com> writes:
> > Why would somebody prefer a shipped version of x264 (that I would expect to
> > come without headers) over the free version that we support?
> ffmpeg is LGPL.
> If someone buys a commercial license to x264, they can link x264 to
> ffmpeg without resulting in a GPL end product. This has already been
> requested by at least one customer.
That is exactly my point:
Of course this customer has to do something, but he will (probably) not
re-distribute libx264 with a header - so for the ordinary user, this option is
Since this one (or in future, this dozen) user gets your support anyway, he
should be able to patch his configure script accordingly.
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