[FFmpeg-devel] Cleanup libswscale and reimplement GPL code under LGPL

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi
Tue Apr 8 10:01:33 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 08 April 2008 00:18:57 Ramiro Polla wrote:
> Project description:
> FFmpeg's libavcodec has native software scaling code (called
> imgconvert) that is licensed under the Lesser General Public
> License (LGPL). That code has been deprecated in favor a much more
> powerful library, libswscale. Unfortunately, libswscale has lots of
> code written by Walken, under the General Public License (GPL).

I don't have any involvement with swscale, but may I ask why you
seem to consider the GPL an unfortunate accident over the LGPL?
>From my point of view the exact opposite applies 
(because of the LGPL being parassites-friendly)

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