[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/2] Implement dynamic loading of NewTek NDI library

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Thu Feb 22 21:26:13 EET 2018

On Wed, 21 Feb 2018, Nicolas George wrote:

> Marton Balint (2018-02-20):
>> The patch might has merits even if the library remains in the NONFREE
>> section, no?
> I see more code and easier circumvention of the GPL, but no merit.
> Please be more specific.

I guess the biggest advantage of dynamic loading is that it can use the 
environment variable for finding the library, this approach is documented 
/ encouraged in the NDI SDK.

Also the author of the ndi patches prefers this approach, that matters as 

I am not sure I see a lot of difference when it comes to GPL 
circumvention, if the lib is in non-free, then the stuff becomes 
non-redistributable, period. Added complexity is marginal IMHO.


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