[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] tests: switch to a test image that is under public domain

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 26 16:47:00 CEST 2014

On 26.08.2014 16:15, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
> On 8/26/2014 12:42 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> [...]
>>   tests/lena.pnm                             |  109 ----------------------------
> I'm sorry but this is beyond stupid.

I don't think so.

> We can't use the defacto DSP testing image because it is not *FREE* enough
> for Debian? It is utterly asinine to remove it because Debian doesn't want
> to distribute Lena with source deb. They can remove it themselves.

You could still use it, just like all the other samples which need to be 
downloaded with 'make fate-rsync'.
Why do you think it necessary to ship this sample in the FFmpeg source 
tarball, while all others aren't there, already.

> As for the Debian build daemon, it has no internet access anyway, and a
> asynth and vsynth only run is of dubious value.

It is quite useful, e.g. it detected that gcc-4.9 broke FFmpeg's flac 
support [1].

> Muh freedums, I tell ya whut.
> P.S. Maybe someone should inform the Debian guys of all the hundred(s) of
> patents that FFmpeg implements as well. ;)

Patents are a different issue and no DFSG criterion.

Best regards,

1: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=60902

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