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

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 23:16:21 EEST 2019

On 4/28/2019 5:02 PM, Marton Balint wrote:
> 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?

This question needs some context for people to know why the library was
removed, and what they are voting for.
The trac ticket and relevant discussion threads should be linked to, or

> 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.

This could use a longer deadline, IMO. Especially if discussion could
happen before some people decide to cast a vote.

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