[FFmpeg-devel] [DECISION] Project policy on closed source components

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Sun Apr 28 23:02:11 EEST 2019

Hi All,

There has been discussion on the mailing list several times about the 
inclusion of support for closed source components (codecs, formats, 
filters, etc) in the main ffmpeg codebase.

Also the removal of libNDI happened without general consensus, so a vote 
is necessary to justify the removal.

So here is a call to the voting committee [1] to decide on the following 
two questions:

1) Should libNDI support be removed from the ffmpeg codebase?

2) Should patches using closed source libraries which are not considered 
"System Libraries" according to the GPL be rejected?

Deadline for voting is 7 days from now.


[1] http://lists.ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2019-April/242574.html

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