[FFmpeg-devel] Relicensing filters and general approach to crowd funding

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Fri Nov 2 22:02:19 CET 2012


On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 01:57:38PM +0100, Robert Krüger wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> First of all, would someone be willing and able to find a price that
> >> would make the copyright holders agree to relicensing? If none of the
> >> developers would like to that, would it be considered appropriate if I
> >> wrote to the (according to the source I think 5) copyright holders to
> >> ask them?
> >
> > Maybe you could ask the developers if they'd be ok if you relicensed
> > it to LGPL? Or maybe you've already tried that?
> No, I haven't because I think the value of the particular filters is
> significant and I simply didn't dare to ask them to give them away
> since I am asking because I want to use the filters in a product and
> therefore I am willing to and think it is fair to pay for relicensing.
> In this case I just think more people (like you obviously) would pay a
> bit for this to happen and this could be a good opportunity for the
> project to gather money.
> Since nobody else reacted, I will probably write to the copyright
> holders myself and ask them, what fair conditions would be for a
> relicensing and then either pay or attempt to raise the requested
> money if a price is agreed upon. We will see.
> >
> > Anyway I'd be willing to pitch in a few bucks :)
> Good to know :-). I'll let you know if anything happens on this front.

There is a company that offers 7k Euro to get yadif relicensed to LGPL
if someone wants to add more to this, thats is surely not unwelcome
but whats mainly missing ATM is
a list of copyright holders of yadif who need to agree
someone contacting them
an agreement on how to split the money up

Iam a bit busy to do this myself atm, also i dont want to be the one
who draws a line between whos agreement is needed and whos not. So
if you want to help here, this would be welcome


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