[FFmpeg-devel] [Bulk] Re: Status of yadif relicensing efforts and some general remarks on options of generating money for the project/developers

Tim Nicholson nichot20 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 5 10:37:11 CEST 2013

On 05/07/13 08:07, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
> On 7/5/2013 2:28 AM, Tim Nicholson wrote:
>> But if he forked it to implement changes that were unwelcome in the main
>> branch in the first place why is backporting an issue?
> There are a bunch of fixes, codec(s), and filter(s) that the main
> branch does want, and some attempts have been made to backport[0].
> One particular instance (involving devs from Libav) resulted in
> a nasty response from Baptiste and allegations of "stealing code".

Stealing GPL code, what a novel idea...

> At this point in time the project just seems like a monetization
> strategy for Baptiste, and nothing more.
> It's 3 am... time to sleep for me.

Night night....

> - Derek
> [0] For example: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/139638, which
>     nothing ever came of.

That one's an oddity since the patch was originally applied to an
"internal" version of ffmpeg used by BBC R&D in Ingex. ISTR the issue
with that version was trying to update it to apply to a recent version
of ffmpeg rather than any licence issue...


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