[gst-devel] Looking for a non-GPL licence MP3 player plugin

Brian Cameron Brian.Cameron at sun.com
Thu Aug 7 02:40:02 CEST 2003


> On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 16:59, Ghee Teo wrote:
> > - ffmpeg :- because it is based on LAME which I believe is GPL
> lame is an encoder. :). The decoder is LGPL.

When I go to lame's website, and read the following:


It seems to indicate that lame is LGPL through-and-through.  It
does say that the decoding fucntions use the mpglib decoding
enging, which is under the GPL.  However, looking at the mpg123
website, I notice that the license for mpglib was changed to
LGPL.  Note the news for May 18, 2001.


So, Ronald, I'm not sure why you say "lame is an encoder.  The 
decoder is LGPL".  Isn't lame LGPL through-and-through (assuming
you use a version of mpglib that is also LGPL)?



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