[Ffmpeg-devel] [Ffmpeg-devel-old] why not have h264encoder in the libavcodec?

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman
Wed Nov 9 20:23:29 CET 2005

On 9-nov-2005, at 20:29, Dario Andrade wrote:

>> But because the GPL is "self-centered" (or how could I say selfish
>> without saying so ?) it doesn't allow other licences to join in,  
>> except
>> by being assimilated.
> Well, you could say GPL is like a virus. Once contaminated with one  
> project, the whole project is compromised

"IF" you distribute the program.
Besides isn't that why we have the preamble in every file? So you  
KNOW that the code is GPL ?
I mean if you are too stupid to read the license before you rip the  
code, then that's your problem.

GPL is not viral, it's about creating a complete environment free of  
proprietary software, and "enforcing" that your code is only used by  
other programs that support the same idea. It's about taking the Red  


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