[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r5508 - trunk/configure

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Jun 21 23:02:36 CEST 2006


On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 09:54:24PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> mru <subversion at mplayerhq.hu> writes:
> > allow recent libfaad versions with new function names
> I'm doing this even though the new faad license is self-contradicting.
> The license mess makes it non-distributable, GPL-incompatible, and
> other evil things.  However, it is not our job to prevent people from
> using it if they have installed it themselves.

if a user links ffmpeg with non-distributable, GPL-incompatible code
thats one thing, but this rather looked like its used by default and

the user might for example have a faad license outside what the public
has so he could have libfaad installed entirely legaly while ffmpeg then
would use it and violate the copyright of all authors whos code either
directly or indirectly is used in ffmpeg ...


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