[FFmpeg-devel] Cleanup libswscale and reimplement GPL code under LGPL
Tue Apr 8 02:50:38 CEST 2008
On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:32:25PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> 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
Well actually the word "use" is a little bad choosen, the end user could
use a SIMD enabled swscaler as he saw fit with whatever closed source
crap. The GPL does not have any restrictions on use.
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