[FFmpeg-devel] [Patch] Enable gpl if enabled nonfree

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Jan 19 18:21:15 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 06:14:19PM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le decadi 30 niv?se, an CCXVII, Diego Biurrun a ?crit?:
> > > why dont you rename --enable-nonfree to --enable-nonredistributable ?
> > Do others agree that this will reduce the confusion?
> I am not sure: nonfree and nonredistributable are not at all synonyms: you
> could have ffmpeg linked with a codec library that is gratis for
> non-commercial use, which is non-Free but still redistributable. On the
> other hand, you could have ffmpeg linked with GPL codecs and OpenSSL for
> HTTPS, where everything is Free but makes it non-redistributable (OpenSSL
> license is incompatible with the GPL).
> I think things are fine now: "License: unredistributable" is perfectly
> clear, and people who do not read the output of configure would not read the
> options either.

I agree completely.  The person who had this problem is on record saying
to have skipped the output from configure.  I consider this case closed.


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