Allwinner Continues Violating The LGPL

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 4 March 2015 at 08:35 AM EST. 17 Comments
It's been a week since Allwinner's most recent proof of violating of the (L)GPL license for FFmpeg and libVP6. In the week since, they haven't rectified the issue but today just slapped in a LICENSE file saying the non-existent code is LGPL.

Open-source developer Luc Verhaegen who discovered the original binary blob on Allwinner's GitHub that was comprised of FFmpeg and VP6 code noticed that the company now has put in a license file for the Git repository saying, "This software is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or later." Albeit the binary blob remains without any adjoining source.

The relevant discussion thread remains this on the linux-sunxi list.
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