[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman
Sun Nov 7 12:41:15 CET 2010

On 11/07/2010 11:49 AM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 11:37:35AM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>> H.264 is clearly owned by MPEG LA who claims to have the patents. You
>> H.264 is not owned by the MPEG-LA, you are about as close to the truth as
>> you are to the next quasar.
>> MPEG-LA sells patent licenses for patents owned by large companies, patents
>> which are claimed to cover parts of h264. So MPEG-LA does not even own the
>> patents nor could one say the patent owners own H.264.
> For practical purposes it's the same (see below).
>>> distribute FFmpeg as-is without paying them, you risk being sued by
>>> them.
>> You are quite seperated from reality.
> [...]
> You are arguing semantics, the point remains the same. You distribute
> H.264 decoders, you risk being sued, and loose.

True. So don't ship them by default and enable them via some "extra"
repo, what is so hard about it?

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