|author||Daniel Bermond||2017-05-31 19:27:53 -0300|
|committer||Daniel Bermond||2017-05-31 19:27:53 -0300|
license: changed to just nonfree and unredistributable
Although GPL3 is present in the resuling complex license mix, it does not seem to make sense leaving GPL3 in the license list. The output of configure script clearly says that the resulting license is nonfree and unredistributable, and this is what should be clearly stated to the user. The ffmpeg documentation says that in such cases, like we are using here with --enable-nonfree, the resulting binaries are under a complex and restrictive license mix. But it does not provide clear licensing terms for such situation. So I just created a LICENSE file and added generic notes to it which seems to better describe this nature than the previously used UNREDISTRIBUTABLE.txt file. Also, the presence of a LICENSE file is something more standard and is described in the Wiki. References: ----------- https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/blob/a47273c803edfbc43793349b74429ae29b05c003/configure#L101-L102 https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/blob/a47273c803edfbc43793349b74429ae29b05c003/configure#L6554-L6555 https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/blob/a47273c803edfbc43793349b74429ae29b05c003/LICENSE.md#incompatible-libraries https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/libav-user/2012-November/003179.html
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+This software is nonfree and unredistributable.
+The end-user must compile this software for himself in order to be allowed to use it.
+This software cannot be redistributed.
+This software cannot be used commercially.
+Due to the libraries used to compile this software, the resulting binaries and libraries are under a complex and restrictive license mix.