[gst-devel] [gst-embedded] gstreamer plugin license
liangzhao.bit at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 09:13:58 CET 2009
Yes, it is too difficult for me about IP law, I need to consult a lawyer. :)
I will update the progress, when the product is once released, I will inform
all of you.
2009/3/13 Edward Hervey <bilboed at gmail.com>
> On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 10:27 +0800, Liang Zhao wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I plan to port mpegaudioparse and asfdemux in plugin-ugly into my
> > product for resale, is it reasonable?
> If you mean whether you have the right... it's LGPL, so yes :)
> > no any license/patent issues?
> Two different things:
> * The software license (LGPL) : If you make any modifications, try to
> push them upstream, since anybody buying your 'product' will have the
> right to demand the exact source code use to build those plugins.
> * Patents. This is for container formats... and it's, to be honest, a
> very tricky situation.
> There are some saying you need to pay royalties (to whom?) and some
> not (because container formats are trivial). But something tells me that
> if there was any patents involved ... you would already be covered
> considering that you must have decoders (asf without wm* decoders is
> useless, and mpegaudioparse without mp3 decoder also) for which you
> acquired (or are acquiring, or got the usage rights with the hardware
> decoders) a usage license.
> Consult a lawyer.
> > if have, after I pay the royalty, is it ok?
> The two items above are the only major items to be aware of. But as I
> said, if you're making a product, you might want to consult a lawyer
> specialized in that field.
> Keep us informed of your progress and show us what product it is once
> it's released :)
> > --
> > BRs.
> > Zhao Liang
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