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

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman
Wed Dec 8 22:33:42 CET 2010

Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 12/8/10 4:35 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>  Jason Garrett-Glaser<jason<at>   x264.com>   writes:
>>>  It's trivial to spot: the x264 compiled with disable-gpl is different
>>>  with a quick "strings".  Something like this should work on an
>>>  executable, library, whatever:
>>>  strings x264.exe | grep -C2 "core %d%s" | head --lines=1
>>>  This will say "left" if GPL, "right" if not.  I've tested it on x264 and
>>>  ffmpeg.
>>  But this will only tell me if x264 was compiled with disable-gpl, not if a
>>  commercial license was actually acquired. (I will of course continue to ask you.)
> if it had been built with disable-gpl and Jason know nothing about them,
> then you have yet another copyright infringement =)

well, if we only rely on the above script line to detect copyright infringement,
the infringers will know what to do :)

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