[FFmpeg-devel] Cleanup libswscale and reimplement GPL code under LGPL
Mon Apr 7 23:32:25 CEST 2008
On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:19:35PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> > On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:23:09PM +0200, Fran?ois Revol wrote:
> >> > Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > IMO rewriting the SIMD code because of GPL makes no sense, why
> >> > > would you want to do that? The code can be used without SIMD, is
> >> > > it so bad that non free software will be a little slower?
> >> Please stop assuming non-GPL == non-Free.
> >> There are many software out there that are non GPL and Free (including
> >> FreeBSD and other clones).
> > You completely misunderstand the point.
> What, exactly, is the point?
Francois seems to misunderstand what Michael is referring to. Of course
there is free software under licenses different from the GPL. However,
only GPL-compatible software could use the SIMD code under GPL and the
combined work would become GPL. This excludes non-free software from
using the SIMD code, not something under LGPL or X11/MIT/ISC licenses.
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