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From Samuel Kevin <>
Subject Re: ffmpeg license
Date Sun, 26 Jul 2009 02:57:08 GMT
Hi, Bill:
     Do you mean that whether license of FFmpeg voilate ASL depends on which
way users compile FFmpeg , GPL or LGPL?

2009/7/25 Bill Stoddard <>

> Samuel Kevin wrote:
>> Hi, Bill:
>>         I've seen this page. I used to consult whether LGPLed code is
>> compatible with ASL, and people in Apache community show me this link:
>> I found the following words:
>> GNU LGPLThe LGPL is ineligible primarily due to the restrictions it places
>> on larger works, violating the third license criterion. Therefore,
>> LGPL-licensed works *must not* be included in Apache products.
> Hi Kevin
> We are not allowed to physically include and distribute LGPL in Apache
> projects, however it is acceptable (not ideal, but acceptable) for Apache
> projects to have dependencies on (and dynamically link to) LGPL code.
>  Consider for example, the Apache HTTP Server on Linux... it relies on
> multiple services provided by LGPL libraries.  The HTTP Server project
> relies on LGPL libraries being present on Linux systems.
> Bill

Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech

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