[FFmpeg-devel] Probable WunderRadio ffmpeg LGPL violation

Benjamin Larsson banan
Wed Jan 14 21:21:03 CET 2009

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 08:04:16PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 07:48:53PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>> AFAIK & IANAL the iphone only runs applications that are cryptographically
>>> signed by apple (not counting things like javascript and not counting hacked
>>> aka jailbroken iphones)
>> Not quite, you can basically run self-compiled apps. But since the
>> toolkit to do that costs money, they might have a problem, except that
>> I think that this signing is no problem with the *GPL v2 licenses...
> The idea behind the  *GPL is to allow users to freely modify and redistribute
> programs. This clearly is not the case here, either every user has to buy
> the sdk / toolkit and compile themselfs, an action surely unreasonable to
> expect from an average user of a mobile phone,
> or the developer who modified the code needs to
> get apple to sign it, something that apple can and does refuse in some cases.

I think this is the TIVO-ization loophole that (L)GPLv3 closed.

Benjamin Larsson

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