[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] MS Video 1 encoder
Tue Mar 10 19:54:35 CET 2009
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 03:26:26PM -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Vitor Sessak <vitor1001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Kostya wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 06:47:24PM +0100, Vitor Sessak wrote:
> > >> Kostya wrote:
> > >>> On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 05:01:40PM +0100, Vitor Sessak wrote:
> > >>>> Kostya wrote:
> > >>> [...]
> > >>>>> I'll switch codecs I maintain to LFG but somebody has to do something
> > >>>>> with
> > >>>>> ELBG and RoQ encoder that uses it.
> > >>>> Patch attached.
> I?m just an onlooker not a developer... just wondering... does this addition
> of a MS codec add any patent / future legal issues for people shipping
> FFMPEG? How do you guys handle these issues?.
Personally I just ignore them - seems to be quite effective.
As for the codec itself - IIRC M$ licensed compression core from someone else.
And I just wrote new encoder from scratch on (probably) another set of
principles and FWIK their format was not patented.
As for more philosophical answer - anything related to multimedia is patented
but nobody cares. As a very wise guy said few centuries ago about our country
"A harshness of laws is compensated by them being not compulsory to enforce".
> If this discussion is not appropiate here feel free to answer privately.
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