[gst-devel] Licence question

Christian F.K. Schaller christian at fluendo.com
Fri Dec 1 13:10:51 CET 2006

Hi Ian,
Yes, this is perfectly ok. It is in fact exactly what Nokia is doing on
their 770 for instance. They have LGPL GStreamer core and some LGPL
plugins, and this combination is used with their proprietary media
player and with some properietary DSP using plugins.


On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 11:55 +0000, Ian Oliver wrote:
> Hi folks,
> OK, so this isn't a great opening question for my first on this list, 
> but I hope you'll all bear with me.
> I've read the GPL and LPGL many times, and also the gstreamer FAQ 
> document chapter-legal.html.
> I just need to be 100% sure that a proprietary media playing 
> application (that actually does much more) can be linked with gstreamer 
> and can then use proprietary plugins (written by us)
> My reading is that as there are no GPL parts involved, that this should 
> be just fine and we can distribute the whole thing in a single package.
> Obviously, we'd prefer to release at least the plugins as LGPL, but it 
> could take some effort to sort this out, and TBH they won't be a whole 
> load of use to the community in general. But we are doing ongoing work 
> in gstreamer and will be splitting this down to separate patches over 
> the next few weeks.
> Ian
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