Thanks Stefan.

I am not familiar with OSS license, but I know the LGPL has "Redistribute" feature. That means if some commercial products have integrated it, we can use it freely and safety according "Redistribute".

By my search on google, I find maemo5 and Fedora have integrated gst-plugin-bad, so by my understanding, it should be ok for me too on gst-plugin-bad.

From gstreamer website, it describes gst-plugin-bad not like gst-plugin-ugly.

"GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins that have good quality and correct functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how we'd like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems.  "

" GStreamer Bad Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use. "

Seems gst-plugin-bad has no license issues but not good quality than gst-plugin-ugly.

2010/4/21 Stefan Kost <>
Liang Zhao wrote:
> Hi,
> Could someone help me on aacparse and amrparse license in
> gst-plugin-bad? I want to integrate these 2 elements into our product,
> but I don't know whether the LGPL is the license issue?

You find the lices stated in the plugin and also at thye top of the
source files. It is up to you to decide wheter LGPL is fine for you or not.
> I find in maemo5 SDK ARMEL binary, they are integrated into it, and
> marked as LGPL, does that mean I can use it freely and safely on law?
> I also find no mp3parse and asfdemux in it, does that mean it is have
> issues on the LGPL license? or I need to re-implement it with
> proprietary license.
mp3parse should be fine as LGPLK and should be moved out
gst-plugins-ugly. for asf you find licese details on microsoft webpages.


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