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

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Dec 17 11:54:47 CET 2008

Reimar Doeffinger wrote:
> 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.

That's a good argument.

In reality, users can always replace any distributed libavcodec.so with
their own build, giving the full functionality to any application.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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