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

Gyan ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Mon Apr 29 07:34:51 EEST 2019

On 29-04-2019 05:37 AM, Marton Balint wrote:
> 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 thread.

For those new to voting, what's the procedure?


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