"Michael Pfeiffer" <michael.pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > The Media Kit uses add-ons for encoder/decoders, right? > The hypothetical AAC encoder add-on would statically link > the AAC encoder, and would have to be GPLed. > The media server and other apps, that load the AAC encoder > add-on at runtime, are not forced to be GPLed. Well, no, AFAICT it is sufficient to license the code under a compatible license (that can be relicensed under the GPL without further notice). IOW you can take public domain code and put it into a GPLd application - you don't have to change the license of the public domain code, you can continue to distribute it as public domain. Bye, Axel.