[FFmpeg-devel] On in-tree external headers

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Nov 1 02:46:30 EET 2017

On Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 12:34:45AM +0000, Mark Thompson wrote:
> On 01/11/17 00:29, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > 2017-11-01 1:23 GMT+01:00 Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
> > 
> >> Or libx264, which also lacks headers inside ffmpeg.  (We
> >> could dynamically load libx264 using reverse-enginereed
> >> non-GPL headers and then be able to enable it everywhere!
> > 
> > But only with --enable-gpl, making the stunt less useful.
> With a different header and following the methods the other drivers are using, it would presumably be without --enable-gpl.  This is, after all, exactly what all of the proprietary drivers are doing to link proprietary and GPL code while arguing that the GPL does not apply to their proprietary part.

the proprietary drivers use the exception of the GPL for
"major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system
 on which the executable runs"


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