[Libav-user] Ffmpeg license.

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Feb 24 01:02:09 CET 2016

Mohamed Moanis <mohamed_moanis at ...> writes:

> I have a question about the license of using ffmpeg libraries 
> in a commercial application, does it imply that the 
> application be open source or free?!

Please read the GPL, the LGPL and http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html 
for an answer.

> I am afraid that some companies could be using ffmpeg for 
> commercial applications and making profit, while the 
> developers behind it take zero credits or at least don't 
> get paid for their work.

There is nothing wrong with making profit with free 
software, this is not forbidden.

Carl Eugen

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