[Ffmpeg-devel] moving non-SIMD parts of libswscale to LGPL
Wed Nov 15 18:53:39 CET 2006
Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 11:54:14AM +0100, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 03:59:52PM +0100, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>>>> Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
>>>>> and towards the authors, you can't expect others to argue for
>>>>> something that is not their goal...
>>>> If someone's goal is to force a mutation of the license to GPL, that is
>>>> not acceptable.
>>> Acceptable by whom exactly?
>> What would the decision process be? Michael only? Committers only?
>> Contributors only? Unanimity, majority?
> Answer my question.
>>>>> And just to state my opinion: decoders and demuxers by all means should
>>>>> be LGPL'd, everything else I wouldn't mind if it was GPL-only.
>>>> I would. The moral contract for ffmpeg is LGPL, and should remain so.
>>> This "moral contract" is something you have just made up out of thin
>> You dont make up a moral contract, there is always one, even if
> Sure, but that this moral contract consists of using the LGPL (and
> keeping it forever) is something that you have just made up out of thin
Answer the question: by what formal process would a change of this
importance be decided?
>>> The authors of the code are free to decide the licensing without
>>> any regard to whether the outcome pleases you or not.
>> Authorship being attributed how?
> As if authorship were hard to attribute ..
> Quick reminder: You are not among the authors.
Check CONTRIBUTORS. The patch that added me to it had to be vetted. Is
that file actually meaningless?
> And this is what irks me so much here. Your contributions to FFmpeg are
> minor at best, yet you constantly fret about the directions this project
> is taking (or not) and try to influence it.
I have been in disagreement with Michael on a lot of issues, but if/when
he gets tired, that's for him to say, he doesnt need anyone to filter
Its true I dont have contributed much code yet, but learning to code to
Michael's standards is hard!
I try to help insofar as I am able, and yes currently its mostly
fielding newbie stupid questions in -user. Is that completely useless?
Then I'll stop.
As for 'constantly' about 'the directions' (which implies ALL the
directions), that is vastly exaggerated.
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