[FFmpeg-devel] Licensing issue with idct_mmx.c
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Apr 5 19:27:53 CEST 2011
Alexandre Colucci <alexandre <at> elgato.com> writes:
> The file idct_mmx.c (libavcodec/x86/idct_mmx.c) has a GPL license which
> conflicts with the rest of the libavcodec files.
> This file is apparently not used anywhere.
> Is this file really needed
> (mmx is an old architecture)?
Note that this is a very bad argument...
> Would it be possible to change the license to LGPL
This is probably not possible.
> or move it outside of libavcodec?
> The presence of the GPL license forces the client of the libavcodec to
> manually remove the file, instead of using libavcodec as is.
Could you elaborate?
I do not think this is the case.
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