[theora] [Vorbis] Oggcodecs release 0.82.16930
sergstesh at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 23 06:48:04 PST 2010
--- On Tue, 2/23/10, Cristian Adam <cristian.adam at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Cristian Adam <cristian.adam at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Vorbis] Oggcodecs release 0.82.16930
> To: "Sergei Steshenko" <sergstesh at yahoo.com>
> Cc: theora at xiph.org, Vorbis at xiph.org, flac at xiph.org
> Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 5:48 AM
> > Just curious regarding the license (i.e. BSD). IIRC
> FLAC ( flac.sf.net )
> > is under GPL.
> > Or the codecs have an independent FLAC implementation
> > Thanks,
> > Sergei.
> I'm quoting from AUTHORS file from flac-1.2.1.tar.gz:
> /* FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
> * Copyright (C) 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007
> Josh Coalson
> * This file is part the FLAC project. FLAC is
> comprised of several
> * components distributed under difference licenses.
> The codec libraries
> * are distributed under Xiph.Org's BSD-like license (see
> the file
> * COPYING.Xiph in this distribution). All other
> programs, libraries, and
> * plugins are distributed under the GPL (see
> COPYING.GPL). The documentation
> * is distributed under the Gnu FDL (see
> COPYING.FDL). Each file in the
> * FLAC distribution contains at the top the terms under
> which it may be
> * distributed.
> * Since this particular file is relevant to all components
> of FLAC,
> * it may be distributed under the Xiph.Org license, which
> is the least
> * restrictive of those mentioned above. See the file
> COPYING.Xiph in this
> * distribution.
> Since oggcodecs uses only the codec libraries, it falls
> under BSD-like license.
Thanks for the clarification - for some reason only the GPL part got into
my head :).
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