FFmpeg documentation saying libx265 is GPLv2 or later, libx265 is GPLv2 only?
|Reported by:||Josef Andersson||Owned by:|
|Cc:||Josef Andersson||Blocked By:|
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Summary of the bug: Is the FFmpeg documentation regarding libx265 wrong? It implies that it is GPLv2 or later, but in reality it is GPLv2 only as far as I can read after looking at the project.
How to reproduce:
Read the documentation at https://www.ffmpeg.org/general.html#x265
and then the FAQ at https://www.x265.org/x265-licensing-faq/ and the project license itself.
Why does this matter? Following FFmpegs current advise (GPLv2 or later) one could be led to belivie that it is possible to create a distribution binary, including libx265 and release it under GPLv3, together with for example, codecs that are only GPLv3 ++ compatible, and not GPLv2 only compatible, allowing all kinds of compliance mess for the distributor. I hope I'm wrong, but otherwise the FFmpeg documentation should be corrected.