[FFmpeg-devel] Am I violating the license?

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Tue Sep 23 09:42:55 CEST 2008

"Jason Garrett-Glaser" <darkshikari at gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

One could argue that since ffmpeg is included in almost every
distribution, it has become a 'system library' and falls under the
"special exception"-clause of section 3, GPL (version 2). He doesn't
seem to modify ffmpeg but relys on prepackaged versions of ffmpeg to
build and run.

However I agree that providing a tarball (or the source package of his
distribution) with the exact ffmpeg version used to compile the binaries
on the website would take you on the safe side.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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