[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Jul 6 12:39:29 CEST 2007


On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 12:40:32AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> License matters are bad enough anyway with all the patented algorithms
> we implement, and the [L]GPL making impenetrable statements about
> patents hardly improves the situation.
> --- Mini-rant below ---
> Regarding the "any version" clauses, I don't see how anyone that cares
> enough to choose a GPL-type license can place the fate of their work
> in the hands of the FSF.  Personally, I generally release code where I

as this is already totally offtopic ... let me add another off topic comment

what concerns me most on the "any version" clauses is not so much the
current FSF which while not fully trustworthy isnt going to do something
truely evil, they just might fanatically push their philosophy into
future versions but
thouse in power in the FSF currently wont be there forever and when
someone succeeds them who knows if they will be imune to a few
hundread million dollar offer from MS ...

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