[gst-devel] Library Licence

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at linuxrising.org
Wed Mar 23 09:16:32 CET 2005

Hi Flavio,
This should not be a problem as long as the actual plugin code is LGPL
or BSD licensed. For example we have a plugin in gst-plugins which uses
the GPL libmad library for mp3 decoding. libmad is GPL, but the code in
gst-plugins is LGPL. Since the LGPL of our plugin code is GPL compatible
this is of course not a problem and for people distributing it they of
course have to take the GPL licensing of libmad into consideration.


On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 11:14 -0300, Flavio Oliveira wrote:
> Hi,
> I intent to write a GStreamer plugin, but I could have library
> dependence, and there is a policy in GStreamer for the plugins to be
> LGPL licensed. The exact license is GPL with runtime exception, the same
> that is used for gcc libstdc++. This is all explained at:
> http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/libstdc++/17_intro/license.html
> Could it be a problem? 
> Regards, Flavio
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