[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-devel-irc] IRC log for 2010-06-04
Sat Jun 5 11:46:06 CEST 2010
On 05/06/2010, irc at mansr.com <irc at mansr.com> wrote:
> [20:29:58] <lu_zero>
> [20:30:07] <lu_zero> time to remove the nonfree?
> [20:30:25] <Dark_Shikari> they still prohibit independent implementations
> [20:30:30] <Dark_Shikari> or better said, their patent grant doesn't apply
> to them
> [20:31:42] <Dark_Shikari> it's saying "our lib is licensed, if you make your
> own, it's not licensed"
> [20:32:28] <lu_zero> the bitstream license is still the same
> [20:32:48] <_av500_> where is the line between modify and reimplement?
> [20:33:11] <mru> ---------------
> [20:33:23] <_av500_> cut here?
> [20:33:30] <Dark_Shikari> av500: wherever the courts say
> [20:33:39] <_av500_> so the line is in texas...
> [20:33:46] <Dark_Shikari> lu_zero: the patent grant does not give patent
> rights to anyone who makes their own decoder
> [20:33:50] <Dark_Shikari> or encoder
> [20:34:00] <mru> roll 2d6
> [20:34:02] <Dark_Shikari> that means if we make a decoder, people can FUD
> that ours isn't licensed, while google's is.
Like lu_zero said, the bitstream license,
http://www.webmproject.org/license/bitstream/ , didn't change and
appears to grant a patent license to independent implementations.
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