[FFmpeg-devel] Google Summer of Code 2010 is coming

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Sat Jan 30 10:53:53 CET 2010

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 1:52 AM, Alex Converse <alex.converse at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> woah...
> It's many files in FAAC with license problems.
> Holder Texas Instruments:
> tns.[ch] - Can feasibly removed FAAC's TNS implementation sucks.
> bitstream.c
> Nokia:
> backpred.c - Can feasibly removed, no one uses main profile
> ltp.c - Can feasibly removed, no one uses LTP
> FhG IIS:
> filterbank.c
> Dolby:
> huffman.[ch]
> Heiko Purnhagen (Univ of Hannover):
> bitstream.h
> Unknown:
> channels.c
> 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.

My point still stands for FLAC and vorbis though ;)

Dark Shikari

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