[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg licensing query

tarun singhal tsinghal18 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 10:35:34 CET 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> tarun singhal <tsinghal18 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > From What I understand as per legal info provided by
> > website, FFmpeg is based on LGPL,
> This is (at least) not wrong.
> > But what if I have cross-compiled ffmpeg on my own
> > (without doing any changes in code)
> Just because you have mentioned it and just because
> there seem to be a common misunderstanding:
> It makes no difference if you changed anything or not.
> You are allowed to make changes, but no matter if you
> changed the code or not, your obligations if you want
> to comply with the (L)GPL are the same.
> > and have enabled GPL.
> Then you have to comply with everything that the GPL
> requests. Note that - apart from the liability
> exclusion - the GPL only applies if you distribute
> binary software that is based on FFmpeg code.
> So if you do not plan to distribute software binaries,
> you only have to agree with the nonwarranty clause to
> comply with the GPL.
> Carl Eugen
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Thanks for the response,

And i assume there is no physical document to sign for liability exlusion
and nonwarranty clause. It means the complete responsibility of fffmpeg.exe
is with the person who has cross compiled it provided he doesnt
redistributes it

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