LGPL is not compatible with IOS
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FFMPEG is such a nice library. It would be great to be able to use it in commercial IOS/Android application. Unfortunately Apple App Store does not allow static linking.
Many LGPL licensed software have added a static linking exception for this very reason.
My quick survey of the Media apps in the IOS market seems to indicate many folks are using FFMPEG anyway even though the license disallows this.
Here is one such example:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunein-radio/id418987775?mt=8 (I pick on them because they are quite public about their use)
It seems to me in the spirit of LGPL it should be allowed to happen and it is really just a semantic issue.
I would really love to use FFMPEG in several projects on my horizon but it is not possible unless there is a static linking exception.
Thank you for your consideration.
Change History (8)
comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by cehoyos
- Keywords static linking removed
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed