[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] enforce --enable-nonfree for lame Re: Linking against lame considered non-free?

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Sun Aug 15 11:48:20 CEST 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:06:10 (CEST), Benjamin Larsson wrote:

> On 15/08/10 09:40, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> Speaking of GPL, I've just read GPLv3 paragraph 11 here. AFAIUI, the
>> additional terms as expressed by the lame license are fully covered
>> there. For this reason, distributing a conveying of libavcodec and
>> libmp3lame under the GPLv3 should be OK. In that case, this patch to
>> configure should do it:
> So your interpretation is that a FFmpeg with lame would be promoted to
> (l)gpl version 3 ?

FSVO "promote", yes. I don't see any problem with conveying libmp3lame
with libavcodec, but I'd be very interested in learning if I miss
something important here.

AFAIUI, this problem is at least one problem why GPLv3 is incompatible
with GPLv2: additional restrictions regarding handling of patents.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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