[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Thu Mar 26 00:24:01 CET 2009

On 3/25/2009 3:11 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:57:08AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>> On 3/25/2009 11:46 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:25:04AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>>> It is not the sum of all files, according to this definition,
>>>> ffmpeg.c/ffserver.c/ffplay.c are not part of "the library" strictly
>>>> speaking.
>>> You are not making sense.  Do you mean to imply that those C files are
>>> not covered by the LGPL?
>> They are covered by the LGPL according to their own header. What I claim
>> is that it is _not_ the "sum of all files" like you simply assert.
>> Some files aren't explicitely part of FFmpeg like vc1dsp_mmx.c and
>> fdctref.c
> fdctref.c is only compiled into a test program.
>>>> You deliberatly changed the README with authority, and I consider this
>>>> dictatorship until everybody express his opinion.
>>> Notice the lack of a general outcry.  Do you really think I could get
>>> away with substantially changing the license and not reap outrage in
>>> return?
>> Well, this is blatantly recurrent in the FFmpeg project unfortunately.
>> I propose to remedy to this problem (the quietness), by calling a vote
>> on the licenses we accept as contributions.
>> Unfortunately you insist on avoiding this, and you prefer acting as a
>> dictator, it seems.
> There is another explanation for the lack of public outcry: You are
> alone in your opinion.  Reasonable people like Mans, Reimar and myself
> have tried to convince you but failed.  Sleep over it and have another
> look at the situation with a cool head.
> I do not intend to continue this flamewar.  It is leading nowhere and
> costing a lot of time.

I'm very well aware that might be case, but you don't seem to be able to
realize yourself that it might be the contrary, such self-confidence is
frightening me. All I am asking for is people expressing their opinion.

Besides, what is also really frightening me, is that I already heard
these words or these sentences from a real life dictator.

However, I could comment that Reimar and you are biased by Mplayer
"copying" FFmpeg code therefore being in first line if license can be
LGPLv2.1 only, while it IMHO does not hurt FFmpeg itself, and still IMHO
protects it more.

Mans does not want to relicense as LGPLv3 while the code perfectly
allows it, which really puzzles me.

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