[FFmpeg-cvslog] r9601 - trunk/libavcodec/mpegidct.c
Thu Jul 12 15:38:11 CEST 2007
On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 03:05:17PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > > > > This is clearly non-free. What were you thinking ?!?
> > > > >
> > > > > My mistake. I thought it is public domain.
> > > >
> > > > At least 2 other GPL project use same routine and have same header in it.
> > > > http://cvs.xvid.org/cvs/viewvc.cgi/xvidcore/src/dct/idct.c?view=log
> > >
> > > Which one is the second?
> > libmpeg2 has a file which seems derived from it, some comments are identical
> > if you ignore whitespace
> > it has walken as author and GPL header ...
> > mpeg4ip has it with MPL license header
> > iam sure you can find more if you try ...
> > could someone explain me the reasons behind this overreaction?
> I don't think this is an overreaction. Committing non-free code that
> renders FFmpeg non-distributable is about the worst abuse of commit
> privileges I can imagine.
you dont react that strongly if someone commits a file without license
header, or that we have GPL code but no COPYING with the GPL or the
IJG code without their README, ...
and then you go and change other peoples liceneses to clean them up
remove terms you (who is no lawyer) think are not needed ...
root really should threaten me with revoking my account the next time i
commit a file with no proper license header :)
i dont know what ivan said or did on IRC but from my POV this looks
like you pick ivan out and attack him for something he unintentionally did
and what he corrected quickly (timewise, as iam unaware of what was disscussed
while others who do things intentionally and refuse to correct their mess
can get away without a scratch ...
> > it doesnt seem other projects share your interpretation of the license
> I would rather think that they don't give a damn. In any case they are
> wrong, wrong, wrong.
hmm, honestly i dont give a damn either, this file is used by half of
all mpeg related software free sw as well as non free
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