[Libav-user] Complying with L-GPL license

Kalileo kalileo at universalx.net
Tue Feb 12 12:07:44 CET 2013

On Feb 12, 2013, at 05:03 , Phil Turmel wrote:

> On 02/11/2013 04:48 PM, Video Monkey wrote:
>> I realize I'm seeing legal advice on a technical forum, however I'm
>> hoping there is an experienced hand willing to guide me. I'm reading
>> the "License Compliance Checklist" at http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html
>> and would appreciate clarification on point number 3 "Distribute the
>> source code of FFmpeg, no matter if you modified it or not." Is the
>> preferred method of distribution 1) instructions to the git
>> repository, or 2) either a tarball or zip file?
> When you distribute, you are responsible for ensuring your customers get
> the source *you* used.  It's almost impossible to ensure that somebody
> else's git repo carries what *you* are responsible for, and you would be
> hijacking their bandwidth and server space for *your* project.  That is
> often tolerated if your project is also completely open source, but is
> certainly frowned upon if you are a commercial operation.
> If you zip up the source and include it in your CD or download every
> time you publish, you have fulfilled that requirement without stepping
> on any toes.

And if you would use the precompiled .dll files from http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ , how could you practically do that?

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