[FFmpeg-devel] Static Link library exception to LGPL

Krishna krishnaks at iwavesystems.com
Thu May 24 19:21:15 CEST 2012

Thanks for the info

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Eugen Hoyos" <cehoyos at ag.or.at>
To: <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 AM
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Static Link library exception to LGPL

> Krishna <krishnaks <at> iwavesystems.com> writes:
>> We are using ffmpeg library as a closed source in our IOS 
>> application for H264 decoding.
> It is not legal to distribute FFmpeg binaries as closed source.
>> Our client does not want out code to make open source and 
>> because of nature of IOS packaging this will be static 
>> linked library.
> There is no conflict between the LGPL and static linking.
>> Can we get exception to the LGPL license for this static linking?
> Please understand that there are probably several thousand 
> copyright holders, so it is simply impossible to license FFmpeg 
> differently.
> Simply follow the license compliance checklist on 
> http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html skipping point 2, instead offer object 
> files of the application together with the FFmpeg source to allow 
> relinking.
> Carl Eugen
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