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

Kevin Kratzer kevin.kratzer at uei.co.jp
Tue Dec 17 02:19:18 CET 2013

Thank you very much for your point of view on that issue Carl Eugen.


Am 2013/12/09 19:14, schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
> 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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