[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder
Sun Mar 22 18:48:06 CET 2009
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:25:58AM -0700, Kenan Gillet wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2009, at 3:58 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:24:44AM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> >>Diego Biurrun <diego <at> biurrun.de> writes:
> >>>>+ * G.722 ADPCM audio decoder
> >>>>+ *
> >>>>+ * Copyright (c) 2005 Steve Underwood <steveu at coppice.org>
> >>>>+ * Copyright (c) CMU 1993 Computer Science, Speech Group
> >>>>+ * Chengxiang Lu and Alex Hauptmann
> >>>Who wrote this? Do you have permission to license as LGPL?
> >>The original code can be found here:
> >>It is already distributed under LGPL
> >No, it is distributed as LGPL 2.1, while FFmpeg is LGPL 2.1 or later.
> >This is incompatible and thus unacceptable.
> >More importantly: Who gave permission to license LGPL 2.1 code as LGPL
> >2.1 or later?
> My bad, i copy-pasted and overlooked the later in "LGPL 2.1 and
> later" :(
Sorry to be blunt, but this is quite sloppy and negligent.
> Any suggestions on working this issue out?
> - tracking down the authors, which might be more or less easy/possible
Try sending them emails, they might well be willing to relicense.
> - switching to a compatible and acceptable licence
How would you do that without the authors' permission?
> - dropping the whole thing?
If you fail to get permission from the authors you will have to do this.
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