[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Port x264 SSE2 deblocking code to H.264 decoder

Reimar Doeffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Wed Dec 17 11:36:46 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 09:16:42PM -0800, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> I will however strongly object to remove any LGPL optimized function for
> GPL ones. FFmpeg main license is LGPL for good reasons IMHO.

I agree, GPL-only should be restricted as much as possible, otherwise
calling FFmpeg a LGPL project becomes a joke.
Personally I'd prefer if GPL-only was restricted to encoding and muxers,
but not decoding or demuxing, because there you often don't have a choice
to just use some other program/library and I think this is part of what
we can do to help make sure existing content remains easily accessible
for everyone.
For encoding you can always tell people: there are enough formats, just
choose one that has a library under a license you like.

Reimar Doeffinger

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