[FFmpeg-trac] #1229(FFmpeg:new): LGPL is not compatible with IOS

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Wed Apr 18 17:00:11 CEST 2012

#1229: LGPL is not compatible with IOS
             Reporter:  yepher       |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  new
  violation                          |                Component:  FFmpeg
             Priority:  normal       |               Resolution:
              Version:  unspecified  |               Blocked By:
             Keywords:  static       |  Reproduced by developer:  0
  linking                            |
             Blocking:               |
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [ticket:1229 yepher]:
 > FFMPEG is such a nice library. It would be great to be able to use it in
 commercial IOS/Android application. Unfortunately Apple App Store does not
 allow static linking.

 How is this related to the LGPL?

 Please understand that it is simple to comply with the LGPL when
 distributing applications in the Apple App Store (you just have make sure
 that re-linking is possible, apart from complying with the usual rules
 that include providing sources etc.), it may be possible that you cannot
 fulfill Apple's requirements and the LGPL at the same time, I don't know
 (and I don't care).

 Please also understand that FFmpeg does not have single author, but an
 uncountable number of contributors, a license change is therefore

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1229#comment:1>
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