[meta-freescale] libfslvpuwrap license question

Otavio Salvador otavio at ossystems.com.br
Tue Mar 11 04:39:00 PDT 2014

Hello Carlos,

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Carlos Rafael Giani
<dv at pseudoterminal.org> wrote:
> in my gstreamer-imx project, I need to work around certain problems the
> libfslvpuwrap library (also called the "VPU wrapper") has. However, the
> efforts to do so are considerable, and it would be much better (and cleaner,
> more robust) to simply fix that library.
> On one hand, the source is available, so I can patch it. On the other hand,
> the licensing situation is unclear. Can I just copy vpu_wrapper.c/.h , patch
> these, and keep the patched files in the gstreamer-imx repository (this
> project is LGPLv2 licensed) ? If not, I will have to start thinking about a
> reimplementation of several VPU wrapper parts, and use the underlying
> imx-vpu interface directly instead.

Yes you can fork it. The LGPLv2 license is quite permissive and also
your code is license compatible.

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