Yes, I agree, but gst-plugin-base and gst-plugin-good can be considered as "safety" in practice?

2010/4/25 Stefan Kost <ensonic@hora-obscura.de>
Am 22.04.2010 04:31, schrieb LIANG ZHAO:
> 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.

gst-plugin-bad can have both license and/or quality issues. Anyway if you want
to use those plugins in a commerical product review the code with IPR/Legal
persons - it is not only the license that matters.

Stefan


>
>
> 2010/4/21 Stefan Kost <ensonic@hora-obscura.de
> <mailto:ensonic@hora-obscura.de>>
>
>     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.
>
>     Stefan
>
>     >
>     > Thanks
>     >
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>     > BRs.
>     > Zhao Liang
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