[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] libfdk_aac license

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Tue May 29 01:04:04 EEST 2018

2018-05-28 12:53 GMT+02:00, Gyan Doshi <gyandoshi at gmail.com>:
> doc/general.texi says this for the FDK AAC library,
> "The Fraunhofer AAC library is licensed under a license incompatible to
> the GPL and is not known to be compatible to the LGPL. Therefore, you
> have to pass @code{--enable-nonfree} to configure to use it."
> (added 2013 in 6fe419bf73)
> LICENSE.md says,
> "The Fraunhofer FDK AAC and OpenSSL libraries are under licenses which
> are incompatible with the GPLv2 and v3. To the best of our knowledge,
> they are compatible with the LGPL."
> (added 2016 in bbf7500df99)
> Indeed, current master can be configured and built as LGPL with FDK AAC
> without passing --enable-nonfree even though the lib is in the nonfree
> list. configure only complains about nonfree if I set license as GPL.
> If this is how it should be, I'll update general.texi

Just remove "and is not known...", please don't state that you guarantee
they are compatible.

Thank you, Carl Eugen

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