[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add NVENC encoder

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 15:36:45 CET 2014

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Timo Rothenpieler <timo <at> rothenpieler.org> writes:
> > > Please mark it as non-free, the header clearly says
> > > that it must not be used for open-source software.
> >
> > It only says not to distribute the header, the
> > compiled binary and the code using it should be free
> > to distribute.
> I cannot read it like this but I am not a native
> speaker.
> Maybe you could mark it as non-free until the FSF
> tells us their interpretation?
Thats just wrong. There is not one line of proprietary/non-free code that
gets included or linked in libavcodec.
Additionally, the API in use is part of the GPU driver, which I would
strongly consider to be a system library (if a driver is not "system", what
is?), and as such falls under the system library exemption in any case.

- Hendrik

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