[FFmpeg-devel] Cleanup libswscale and reimplement GPL code under LGPL
Tue Apr 8 00:15:54 CEST 2008
Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> 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.
It does, however, exclude software also using OpenSSL, MPL, and a
variety of other copyleft but not GPL-compatible licenses.
mans at mansr.com
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