[FFmpeg-devel] libswscale/yuv2rgb_init.c license

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Jul 10 12:32:40 CEST 2007

On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 12:26:19PM +0200, Luca Abeni wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> [...]
> >> I think this is the whole root of the problem: I created yuv2rgb_init.c 
> >> trying to make it "non derived" from yuv2rgb.c. But I failed, so I 
> >> consider it as derived work.
> > 
> > why dont you describe in english precissely what yuv2rgb_init.c has to do
> > then someone can implement a LGPL or BSD version of it based on this
> > description without ever looking at yuv2rgb_init.c that would make any
> > copyright claim on the code void
> Something similar has been proposed, when the problem happened.
> But after thinking about it for some time, I arrived to the conclusion 
> that if the original author of the code wanted the code to be GPLed, I 
> do not like the idea of reimplementing it under another license.

Do you also not like the idea of somebody else doing it?

Does this only apply to GPL code?  What if the author published a
program under a non-free license?


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