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

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Mon Apr 29 03:14:32 EEST 2019

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Apr 2019, at 00:23, Marton Balint wrote:
>> >> On Sun, 28 Apr 2019, at 22:02, Marton Balint wrote:
>> >>> 2) Should patches using closed source libraries which are not considered 
>> >>> "System Libraries" according to the GPL be rejected?
>> >>
>> >> You mean "major components"?
>> >> (at no point does the GPLv2 mention "System Libraries".
>> >
>> > I meant the sytem libraries as in GPL v3.
>> Okay, now I am really confused, I thought the GPLv3 refers to the system 
>> libraries as the drivers interfaces, but that might not be a case, because 
>> that is also the major component?
>> If that is the case, then my intention was obvisouly major component, but 
>> I wonder what the system library means then in GPL v3?
> As to that, I have no clue. I feel that the GPLv3 did not help on that part, and makes it more confusing (and many other parts).
> My understanding of major components of the OS, in GPLv2sense, is kernel+libc+compiler+init/shell+drivers+libraries-installed-with-the-previous.

Ok, I just revoked the vote request on the 2nd question. Sorry for the 

It looks like people prefer if GPL is not referenced at all in the 
question, so please propose a (preferably short, but still precise) 
wording for the vote about this.


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