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

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Mon Apr 29 03:07:28 EEST 2019

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019, 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?
> 2) Should patches using closed source libraries which are not considered 
> "System Libraries" according to the GPL be rejected?

I revoke the vote request on the 2nd question (some invalid references 
and ambiguity was pointed out in it), please only vote on the 1st. Second 
question will be rephrased and submitted to a vote later, in a different 


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