[vlc-devel] [PATCH]: HEVC/H.265 decoder using libde265

Joachim Bauch jojo at struktur.de
Thu May 8 13:36:29 CEST 2014

Hello Felix,

On 08.05.2014 11:10, Felix Paul Kühne wrote:
> Additionally, libde265 is under LGPLv3, which to my knowledge is not compatible with the iOS App Store ToS. 
> Furthermore, including this library with our Mac binary would upgrade its license from GPLv2 to GPLv3. Since the Mac binary is cryptographically signed by a private key (Gatekeeper…), I'm not sure if this would be the way to go by default…

what could be an intermediate solution for that licensing issue?
Should I update the "rules.mak" to only build if "GPL" is defined
(like for example "x264" / "x265" do it)? That way you would only
get the codec if you have "libde265" installed in your system as
separate library.

Best regards,

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