[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] LICENSE: correct incorrect claims on *GPL incompatibility
michaelni at gmx.at
Thu Aug 16 04:45:16 CEST 2012
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:19:46AM -0600, Michael Bradshaw wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> 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!
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>
> > ---
> > LICENSE | 13 ++++++++-----
> > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> > diff --git a/LICENSE b/LICENSE
> > index 7dff535..3810796 100644
> > --- a/LICENSE
> > +++ b/LICENSE
> > @@ -71,8 +71,11 @@ license version needs to be upgraded by passing --enable-version3 to configure.
> > incompatible libraries
> > ----------------------
> > -The Fraunhofer AAC library, FAAC and aacplus are under licenses incompatible
> > -with all (L)GPL versions. Thus, unfortunately, since both licenses cannot be
> > -satisfied simultaneously, binaries resulting from the combination of FFmpeg
> > -with these libraries are nonfree und unredistributable. If you wish to enable
> > -any of these libraries nonetheless, pass --enable-nonfree to configure.
> > +The Fraunhofer AAC library, FAAC and aacplus are under licenses which
> > +are incompatible with the GPLv2 and v3. We do not know for certain if their
> > +licenses are compatible with the LGPL.
> > +If you wish to enable these libraries, pass --enable-nonfree to configure.
> > +But note that if you enable any of these libraries the resulting binary will
> > +be under a complex license mix that is more restrictive than the LGPL and that
> > +may result in additional obligations. And it is possible that these
> nit: It should either be "...additional obligations, and it is..." or
> "...additional obligations. It is..."
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