[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v2] avcodec/nvenc: Include NVENC SDK header

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sat Dec 12 14:03:43 CET 2015

Le duodi 22 frimaire, an CCXXIV, Andreas Cadhalpun a écrit :
> I don't agree as I have already explained previously.

Fortunately, your arguments have no legal standing.

> Have a look at what some of the proprietary licenses require for distribution
> that has absolutely nothing to do with how the binary was built.

A lot of licenses have crazy and illegal clauses.

> For example, a license could allow distribution only under full moon,
> independently of when the binary was built.

Fortunately, the (L)GPL does not have such a crazy rule.

> Or, to take a more realistic example, the NVIDIA Software License [1] allows
> redistribution of it's software only if it is "designed exclusively for use
> on the Linux or FreeBSD operating systems". That's completely independent
> of where or how the binary was built.


The (L)GPL does not have a rule against distributing a binary that can load
a proprietary file. That would make ffmpeg all but useless, I hope you
realize that, because most of the licenses for the multimedia files
themselves are GPL-incompatible.


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