[FFmpeg-devel] Google Summer of Code 2010 is coming
Sat Jan 30 10:52:48 CET 2010
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 4:30 AM, Jason Garrett-Glaser
<darkshikari at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lastly, anyone working on ffmpeg who complaints about NIH syndrome and
> reinventing the wheel is an absurd hypocrite. ?ffmpeg's entire history
> is filled with reinventions of the wheel: the native vorbis decoder
> (and oh god, encoder), the native AAC encoder (why not fix the one
> file with license problems in FAAC and make it better?), AMR-NB
> (opencore already supports it), and so forth. ?ffmpeg is covered with
> capabilities, both major and minor, that were implemented first
> somewhere else under a compatible license. ?But since ffmpeg doesn't
> like dependencies, we re-implement them.
It's many files in FAAC with license problems.
Holder Texas Instruments:
tns.[ch] - Can feasibly removed FAAC's TNS implementation sucks.
backpred.c - Can feasibly removed, no one uses main profile
ltp.c - Can feasibly removed, no one uses LTP
Heiko Purnhagen (Univ of Hannover):
FhG and Dolby seem open source hostile. It may be possible to convince
Nokia or TI to relicense. Mru, are you still in contact with TI?
As far as opencore-amr goes. The combination license with FFmpeg
results in LGPLv3 which many people are uncomfortable with.
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