[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Mon Mar 23 21:40:51 CET 2009

On 3/23/2009 12:11 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:01:42PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>> On 3/23/2009 11:14 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:07:19AM -0700, Kenan Gillet wrote:
>>>> On Mar 23, 2009, at 11:00 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:22:06AM -0700, Kenan Gillet wrote:
>>>>>> On a side note, I think the G722 patch [1] should be removed or at  
>>>>>> least
>>>>>> a warning about its incompatible license should be added in the wiki.
>>>>>> Will gladly do it if a consensus is reached.
>>>>> You don't have a wiki account?  Send me an email with the login name  
>>>>> you want...
>>>> I do, just wanted to ask what would be the best course of action.
>>> Add a note about the license incompatibility of course.  So that the
>>> next person does not stumble into the same trap you fell into.
>> I'm prefectly fine in integrating a patch using LGPL v2.1 only.
> It's nice that you are fine with it, but changing FFmpeg's license is
> not acceptable.  If just one file is LGPL v2.1 only, all of FFmpeg
> reverts to LGPL v2.1 only and becomes incompatible with (L)GPL v3
> software.

Is that true ? How so ?

> It's also clearly stated in point 1 of our development policy:
> http://www.ffmpeg.org/general.html#SEC27

I don't remember agreeing with this, did I ?
For me every contribution is nice, LGPL 2.1 is prefered, but I'm ok
with MIT/BSD/Public Domain.
I'm also more inclined to accept 2.1 than any "or later" clause.

I believe it is _suicidal_ to accept "or later" btw, who knows what evil
forces could take over. This has raise many points with the GPL v3.

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