[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC/PATCH 1/8] tidsp: add skeleton
Mon Sep 6 22:38:05 CEST 2010
On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 03:29:02PM +0300, Martin Storsj? wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Sep 2010, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> > > On Mon, 6 Sep 2010, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > >
> > >> +/*
> > >> + * MPEG-4 / H.263 HW decode acceleration through TI DSP
> > >> + *
> > >> + * This file is part of FFmpeg.
> > >> + *
> > >> + * This file may be used under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
> > >> + * License version 2.1, a copy of which is found in COPYING.LGPLv2.1 included
> > >> + * in the packaging of this file.
> > >> + */
> > >
> > > Please use a license header similar to the ones in the other files.
> > Ok, although I think such big text is overkill.
> > > Also,
> > > is it possible to license the code (mainly the reused parts) as LGPL2.1+,
> > > that is, including the "any later version" clause? The rest of the ffmpeg
> > > LGPL codebase uses this version. If you aren't able to license it that
> > > way, some configure magic to disable this code if compiling for LGPL3
> > > would be needed, as far as I know.
> > I'm not sure what you mean by "reused parts", if I understand
> > correctly, you mean the 'tidsp' directory, which code is similar to
> > gst-dsp's.
> Yes, that's what I meant.
> > If so, no, I don't think we can change that to LGPLv2.1+,
> > or at least not that easily (and I wouldn't want to). However, as Mans
> > suggested, that code wouldn't be able to fit FFmpeg without changing
> > the code-style, which I'm not willing to do, so that code would have
> > to be a separate library, like libtidsp-ng.
> Ok, if it's a separate library, it's at least easier to keep track of,
> although I'm unsure of the legal implications, if we should or shouldn't
> be allowed to link to that in a LGPL3 build.
a LGPLv2.1 only + LGPLv3 only should be at least compatible to GPLv3+
its a feature of the lgpl that can be annoying if onw wants to avoid
the + case
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