[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] G722 decoder

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Mar 24 20:56:13 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:05:48AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> On 3/24/2009 10:51 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > I have the utmost respect for other people's licensing choices.  It
> > is their choice alone under what terms they release their code.
> > However, it is our choice alone to accept those terms or not.
> Yes, and I do accept the code as LGPL v2.1 only, now you don't, so let's
> vote, please ?

What do you want to vote about? That LGPL v2.1 only code gets build by
default when the official license says "LGPL v2.1 or later"?
Or that we should make all of FFmpeg officially LGPL v2.1 only? Then
it's weird of you to call Diego arrogant, because even if all of the
currently active developers agree far more provided code under the "or
later" term, and you are the one second-guessing their opinions.

> > Now there are two more things I would like to say:
> > 
> > If you do not wish to care about licensing issues, fine.
> I try to care about licensing issues, that is why I raised my concern
> about the "or later", this is a bit late, right, but I still have tools
> to protect the future. Late is always better than never.

Given the language in the LGPL license (allowing to relicense to
basically any GPL version), I consider the concern about the
"or later" extremely strange unless you advocate to go with "GPL v2
Either you trust the FSF, then LGPL "or later" should be good, or you
don't and then the LGPL should be completely out of question IMO...

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