[FFmpeg-devel] libswscale/yuv2rgb_init.c license

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Tue Jul 10 13:09:22 CEST 2007

Hi Diego,

I realize that here we are talking about personal opinions, so I do not 
pretend to be right...
I spent a lot of time thinking about this issue, and I changed my mind a 
lot of times; maybe I'll change my ideas again in the future, I do not 
know, but this is what I think now:

Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> 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?

Well, I do not care about other people doing it. The important thing for 
me is to avoid being involved in the process.

> Does this only apply to GPL code?

I do not know if this only applies to GPL code, I never thought too much 
about non-free code. Surely, it applies to all the "open source" or 
"free" (as in  http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html) code.

I think that if someone publishes his code under a free license he is 
doing a good thing, and I admire him. An I do not want to be involved in 
anything that goes against his will.

>  What if the author published a program under a non-free license?

Well, that's a different thing... I would have to think more about it 
(surely, I would admire the author much less :)


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