[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]lavd: Remove libndi newtek

Timo Rothenpieler timo at rothenpieler.org
Mon Dec 3 20:12:22 EET 2018

I contacted NewTek about this, here's the pretty much immediate response 
I got:

On 03.12.2018 18:55, Andrew Cross <across at newtek.com> wrote:
> Yikes, I am pretty surprised by this to be honest I think that our intent might have been entirely misconstrued.
> We are in no way trying to abuse anything anyone did and if they want us to not distribute FFMPEG then we'd be very happy to stop doing that ... we did this purely as a public service because loads of people complained (hundreds) to use about NDI not being part of the FFMPEG nightly builds. We had initially tried to help make it part of the nightly builds but got a lot of push-back and it did not seem worth the fight (our headers are MIT licensed and you can download our run-times for free, so it is no different than say nvEnc, etc... that are all parts of the builds). At the end of the day, we make no money of NDI and just give it away and support it for free so it is hardly part of an evil ploy to corrupt anyone ;)
> I'd prefer not to jump in the middle of the thread, but we are happy to work with anyone on this, our only goal is to serve people using NDI and if FFMPEG do not want us to distribute it then we're happy to do that, likewise if they want us to change the options we're also happy to do that. We'd be happy to do what we reasonably can for it to be part of the nightly builds as well ...
> Feel free to pass this along and anyone can email me directly who wants too.
> Andrew

I think the easiest way out here would be to make an LGPL build instead?
libndi can still be enabled then, but the build isn't nonfree.
libx264 would have to go, but that's probably still better for them than 
removing ffmpeg entirely.

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