[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] CrystalHD decoder support v2
Mon Jan 24 08:09:18 CET 2011
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 09:37:49PM -0800, Philip Langdale wrote:
> 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.
It might be worth trying to find a contact at Broadcom and ask them to
relicense. LGPL 2.1 can be relicensed at any time to GPL 2 or later
(see ?3), so this restriction is a bit silly.
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