[Libav-user] LGPL and Android's apk file format

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Dec 9 11:14:46 CET 2013

Kevin Kratzer <kevin.kratzer at ...> writes:

> Is it allowed to distribute an application which 
> integrates the libav library and my library together 
> in an archive file where it is possible to replace 
> the libav libraries with a modified version?


Are your users able to replace the FFmpeg libraries 
that you ship with (a different) one that they 
compiled themselves? If yes, I don't think it matters 
if you call it "static linking" or "dynamic linking" 
or if it isn't 100% clear.
Or in other words: It definitely makes much more 
sense to try to follow the spirit of the LGPL / any 
contract than to try to proof that every word still 
fits into current (changed) technology.

Please do not forget to provide the whole, unchanged 
FFmpeg source code (do not just link to ffmpeg.org) 
that you used together with some notes on how you 
compiled FFmpeg.

Carl Eugen

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