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

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Fri Apr 27 23:13:04 CEST 2012

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

Comment (by yepher):

 So when is the FFmpeg legal team (aka authors?) going to go after Apple
 for all those applications that are currently using the Library without
 adhering to the terms? ;)


 So if I understand, what you are saying above is:

 FFMpeg legal would not attempt to prosecute an entity that sells "closed
 source application that contains FFMPeg statically linked" if:
 1. The entity offers the source of the FFmpeg version they used.
 2. Address LGPLv2 "6C" by providing a written offer to provide the source
 code of FFMPeg used for the application. (this presumably also clears
 3. ensure FFMPeg was built as LGPL and not GPL

 Did I understand you properly?

 Thank you for your patience on this issue.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1229#comment:7>
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