[Vorbis] LibVorbis licensing inquiry

Joshua Root josh+xiph at root.id.au
Mon Dec 1 14:25:20 PST 2014

On 2014-12-2 07:13 , Jordan Verner wrote:
> Hello,
> I am developing a game engine which will support Ogg Vorbis playback.
> If I were to use LibOgg and LibVorbis, would I then have to release my
> own product under BSD, thus requiring anyone who created games with it
> to do the same and reference Xiph.org in their game's credits?
> While I can definitely include a license file with my library, enforcing
> my own end-users to do the same would be difficult at best and so I'm
> wondering if there is a licensing fee or similar which would allow me to
> develop software which integrates LibOgg and LibVorbis without having to
> pass licensing restrictions on to my end users?
> Kind regards,
> Jordan.

Maybe you should just read the license terms? They're quite straightforward.


There's nothing in there about making you license your own code a
certain way, or having to police license violations by your users.

- Josh

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