[FFmpeg-devel] Licensing issue with idct_mmx.c

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Apr 6 00:07:24 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 09:42:13PM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Alexandre Colucci <alexandre <at> elgato.com> writes:
> > GPL is disable so my binary doesn't contain this code.
> Good (if you want/need LGPL).
> > But the fact that a file containing GPL source code (even if not compiled) is
> > in my repository sounds like a major licensing issue to me.
> Why?
> Please explain the problem.
> (While it is very, very unlikely, I could theoretically imagine a problem with
> the file if you distribute it, but as long as your explanation is "there is
> disabled GPL code in the same folder as my LGPL code", I don't think anybody can
> help you.)

i also see no problem with this but maybe i miss something?


Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Many things microsoft did are stupid, but not doing something just because
microsoft did it is even more stupid. If everything ms did were stupid they
would be bankrupt already.
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