[FFmpeg-devel] yadif relicensing
michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Feb 25 21:21:23 CET 2013
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 08:34:49PM +0100, Robert Krüger wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:08:11AM +0100, Robert Krüger wrote:
> >> On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 11:30 PM, compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> wrote:
> >> > On Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:52:49 +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> >> >>On date Friday 2013-02-22 17:40:45 +0100, Robert Krüger encoded:
> >> >>[...]
> >> >>> Attached are the commit logs with some notes, that I took as the basis
> >> >>> for this (I also looked into a few patches of people that are not in
> >> >>> the list to be sure).
> >> >
> >> > imo, its much easier to just relicense the first version which only
> >> > michael had copyright on, and then use some of the bounty to pay a
> >> > coder to fix it up and optimize it again.
> >> >
> >> > trying to contact old authors for relicensing is like herding cats.
> >> >
> >> > -compn
> >> Interesting option. I guess since that person is most likely going to
> >> be Michael too, it will depend on what he thinks of such a sponsored
> >> "yadif next generation" approach. For a transition period both filters
> >> could coexist much like the mplayer filters being removed once an
> >> equivalent or better version is there. I would definitely help testing
> >> a new deinterlacing filter.
> > What is needed is that someone
> > 1. makes a list of the authors
> > 2. contacts the authors and asks if they agree to LGPL relicensing and
> > if so find an agreement about the share of the money for each.
> > once this is done we can discuss what to do about code that was
> > written by people who have not replied.
> > please concentrate your time, if you want to help on 1. and 2. and
> > not some later steps that might for all we know be unneeded.
> > Also if you no longer want to help, please state that clearly so
> > noone waits for you to work on this.
> I will do 1. and 2..
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