[FFmpeg-devel] Am I violating the license?

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Tue Sep 23 07:42:47 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Wayne Koorts <wkoorts at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I noticed the Hall of Shame page on your website and I thought I
> should make extra sure that I'm not violating your license with my
> application: Tubecaster - http://tubecaster.sourceforge.net
> It is a GUI application to download YouTube videos and convert them to
> the selected format.  Conversion is done behind the scenes with
> ffmpeg.  Tubecaster is licensed under the GNU GPL and in the latest
> version about to be released I include a credit to ffmpeg and a link
> to your homepage.
> I just wanted to find out if there is anything else the ffmpeg team
> would like me to do?  Would you specifically like me to link to your
> source from the website?  I'm prepared to do whatever is required.
> Regards,
> Wayne Koorts
> http://www.wkoorts.com
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There are only two things you need to do to avoid violating the license:

1.  Include the text of the GPL (and, preferably, credit to ffmpeg in
the About box of the program or similar).
2.  Include the source of ffmpeg, or host a copy of the source used on
your website.  Note that this source must be the same source used to
compile ffmpeg.

Dark Shikari

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