[Libav-user] Getting to grips with ffmpeg

John Dexter jdxsolutions at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 18:30:31 CET 2012

On 6 February 2012 17:14, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> John Dexter <jdxsolutions at ...> writes:
> > obviously I have no problem providing source if asked to,
> You misunderstand:
> If you don't want to "accompany" your binary distribution with the
> corresponding source code, you have to add a legally binding written
> offer that you will provide the source code on request.
> This may have been useful at a time when there was no internet
> but expensive discs, to save you from that burden nowadays,
> we recommend you to ...
> > and in putting the license in my redistributable.
> > I read somewhere that including a link to where users could download
> > the source themselves can be counted as "distributing the source"?
> ... do exactly this as explained on http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html
> (because we think you can argue that the corresponding sources
> "accompany" the binary distribution both if you distribute
> them together in the same installation package and also if you
> provide the sources as a separate link next to the download link
> for your installer. If you don't trust me on this because you
> interpret "accompany" differently then you will have to add the source
> code to the installer, remember I am not a native speaker.)
> > I was very surprised by claims it's a requirement, simply because none
> > of the LGPL libraries I've used have ever mentioned it in the case of
> > dynamic linking.
> Please read
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#UnchangedJustBinary
> and for the sake of our discussion assume that it was written
> by the very same person who wrote the license.

Thanks Carl.
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