[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: accept commercially-licensed libx264

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Wed Dec 8 21:47:08 CET 2010

On 12/08/2010 10:20 AM, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 12:53:37AM -0800, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> Now, it's possible for libx264 to be not GPL.  It can be linked
>> against ffmpeg if ffmpeg is LGPL.  It cannot be linked against ffmpeg
>> if ffmpeg is GPL, because that would require that libx264 be GPL.
> Since all the source code is always available under GPL that is not
> true, it would be pointless (since that way you'd only make use
> of the GPL permissions and not those of the commercial license),
> but I can see no legal issue.
> I'm not an expert but I'd consider this a reasonable change so far,
> even though a bit ugly, maybe the check should be split in two parts.

I also consider this change reasonable, and I'm definitely not opposed 
to it.

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