Hi Marc, Quoting Struminski, Marc (2016-10-18 14:47:52) > I thought, that you can use it free in ffmpeg, becuse the header files > of SDK says: The software is Provided "AS IS³Š.
I believe that expression most likely is intended not to grant you any freedoms, but instead to mean "don't try sue us for implicitly promising you that it would work for a certain use-case, and you lost millions in investment in a now sunken business adventure" - i.e. what we in geek community call "if it breaks, you get to keep both pieces". Copyright laws in most jurisdictions obey the Berne convention, which requires freedoms to be explicitly stated (and that the classic phrase "all rights reserved" is obsolete). Stating that it is provided "as is" does not rxpand to the range of freedoms defined as the Debian Free Software Guidelines (later adopted as the definition for the Open Source movement). NB! I am not a lawyer. My guess above is based on analyzing semantics of a multitude of MIT-like licenses, and then comparing what seems like evolutionary trends in choice of words for various parts. Further questions about whether some code is DFSG-free or not is best addressed to debian-le...@lists.debian.org. - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
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