Re: LGPL module linked with a GPL lib
I agree with most of what you said, except I'd like clarification on
On Sun, Jul 24, 2005, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> The copyright of the rest of GStreamer depends on how it's distributed.
> In Debian, it's clear that GStreamer is distributed with MAD support,
> which makes its effective license the GPL. However, someone interested
> in distributing proprietary plugins or apps for GStreamer (as part of a
> derivative, for example) could do so by removing the GPL plugins from
> the distribution before adding the non-free bits. This wouldn't even
> require a recompile to do.
GStreamer's build process builds separate binaries for the various
plugins, these are then dlopened when requested.
I would personnally think that installing only Debian's GStreamer
packages that are linked to LGPL libraries doesn't make your GStreamer
installation / packages GPL (that is the build process has nothing to
do with the resulting packages).
I would even thing that installing GStreamer plugins packages which
link to GPL libraries don't make your installation nor your running
GStreamer applications GPL (that is only dlopening() something GPL
makes the whole program in memory GPL, while it remains in memory).
Is that correct?
Loïc Minier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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