[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] LICENSE: correct incorrect claims on *GPL incompatibility

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Wed Aug 15 19:23:48 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 07:07:50PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> There are currently no statements from any person qualified in the art
> of law about the LGPL compatibility of the libfaac license and others.
> Furthermore their is no consensus about their compatibility amongth
> people not qualified in the art.
> Also of interrest may be that ubuntu distributes and links libfaac
> to LGPL code. And the ubuntu technical comittee decision about libfaac
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-February/000703.html
> Comments and other viewpoints, especially if i have missed something
> are very welcome!

No objections from me at least.
I suspect that the potential maybe-LGPL-compatible, GPL-incompatible state
might raise some interesting questions from users, like what happens
when you distribute all of MPlayer dynamically linked against FFmpeg,
FFmpeg GPL without faac and FFmpeg with faac for the user to combine
as desired... But nothing to be done about that I guess.

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