[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg licensing

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Oct 10 13:59:15 CEST 2014

Am 09.10.2014 um 18:07 schrieb Matus Novak:
> I am developing open-source framework that is licensed under LPGL and it is
> mainly focused on graphical usage. I am also developing addons for this
> framework and one of which is video player that uses FFmpeg libraries.
> My question is, if I compile shared FFmpeg libraries *without* parameters
> "--enable-gpl" and "--enable-nonfree" to make it LGPL compatible, then am I
> legally allowed to make DDLs available on framework`s git repository? If I
> understood right, I also need to make the source code available on same
> repository from which DLLs were compiled?

if you use "--enable-gpl" you need to follow the GPL
if you use "--enable-nonfree" the binary is *undistributeable*

at the end you need to consult a laywer, this is the wrong place
there is a good reason why you find only sources on the official page

patent issues and so on.....

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