[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] CrystalHD decoder support v2

Philip Langdale philipl
Mon Jan 24 06:37:49 CET 2011

On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 11:48:36 +0100
Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:05:57PM -0700, Philip Langdale wrote:
> >
> > + * extract_sps_pps_from_avcc: from gstbcmdec
> > + * - Copyright(c) 2008 Broadcom Corporation.
> > + * - Licenced LGPL 2.1
> What was the exact license of the code you took?  "LGPL 2.1" or
> "LGPL 2.1 or later"?

It is in fact "LGPL 2.1" only (which I guess is not surprising,
given that Broadcom is more paranoid than average). Which of course
means that if I use it, I can't licence the overall file as
2.1 or later. Mind you, there is pretty obvious lineage from the
broadcom code back to ffmpeg (some of the contrived constructs that
were criticized in the original review are in libavcodec/h264.c) so
they're probably in a dubious legal position to begin with.

As stupid as it may sound, I'm probably better off just sucking it up
and re-writing it from scratch and borrowing from h264.c directly to
avoid this silliness.

FWIW, I'm keeping a git tree up to date at:



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