[FFmpeg-devel] the future of fastmemcpy.h
Tue May 22 22:55:27 CEST 2007
On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 10:15:43PM +0200, Alex Beregszaszi wrote:
> > > > Ronald brought up the subject of the fastmemcpy.h #includes that we
> > > > continue to have in a few source files. fastmemcpy.h is part of
> > > > MPlayer and not FFmpeg. Is the #include just old cruft or worth
> > > > keeping?
> > > >
> > >
> > > I thought today about moving fastmemcpy into libavutil.
> > What about licensing? Fastmemcpy is GPL, isn't it?
> We already have GPL code in FFMpeg, which is enabled only when
> --enable-gpl is specified. Also making fastmemcpy optional won't be a
> problem, as it is optional currently too.
> Should I try preparing a patch?
> Also in long term we could try asking fastmemcpy authors for LGPL
> licensing. Big part of it was written by Michael anyway (agpcopy).
you have my agreement for LGPL-ing the parts of fastmemcpy i wrote
but IIRC part of the fastmemcpy code came from the linux kernel though
maybe i remember that wrong its a long time ago ...
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