[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] AC3 LGPL relicense/split
Sun Mar 22 02:12:38 CET 2009
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Justin Ruggles
<justin.ruggles at gmail.com> wrote:
> In my opinion, just one function could still be considered as derivative
> of liba52, ac3_decode_transform_coeffs_ch(). ?The thing that makes it
> very much like liba52 is that it uses pre-calculated tables to ungroup
> the mantissa codes after encountering the first bap in a group.
Is "similar algorithm" really justification for considering the
function to be GPL?
By that logic, since we have a bunch of functions in ffmpeg that
almost directly rip off the algoirthms used in Certain Proprietary
Software, those functions must be restricted to nonfree.
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