[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Mar 25 00:37:56 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 03:36:00PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> Well, I guess it misses the obvious possibility to ask people having
> copyright to relicense their code under LGPLv3, like you can relicense
> your GPL code under LGPL if you have copyright on it.
> I like this approach btw, people contact you when they want to use your
> code, seems fair and loyal.

Yes, it sounds great in theory, but in practice it quickly becomes
impossible to get code relicensed because contributors disappear never
to be found again.  I know what I'm talking about, I've been through
the motion for FFmpeg and MPlayer.

You can also look around for other projects that did relicensing efforts
(Mozilla comes to mind).  It is a slow and tedious process that
inevitably ends in partial rewrites.


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