[FFmpeg-devel] some licensing issues

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Jul 13 13:52:48 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 05:37:52AM +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 04:11 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > IANAL so i do not know what we can change without the authors agreement.
> > personally i would have left all license headers as is, and never ever
> > changed them, no address of the FSF or anything unless it was explicitly
> > allowed by the license ("or later version" clause)
> > 
> > you seem to like cleaning the licenses up and i dont mind if its ok to do
> > 
> > i just dont know if its ok as IANAL. if i try to compare this to real paper
> > contracts then i have a very bad feeling though
> Changing the license headers in the source files is not the same as
> changing the actual license text. If the code is under LGPL then
> anything which qualifies as "under LGPL" should be OK. 

Precisely.  The license itself is most definitely *not* changed, merely
the wording that qualifies the code as being under the (L)GPL.

> One licensing issue is that GPL-licensed files are distributed with
> FFmpeg but there seems to be no copy of the GPL included. COPYING only
> contains LGPL 2.1 and I didn't find the full GPL text in any other file
> either.

I've added the full text of the GPL alongside the LGPL.


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