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

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Mon Apr 29 00:14:02 EEST 2019

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019, James Almer wrote:

> 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
> summarized.


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

In addition to the threads above these might also be of some relevance:


Feel free to add more threads with relevant discussion if I missed them.

>> 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.

Ok, let's it make 14 days from now the deadline then.


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