[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]lavd: Remove libndi newtek
jeebjp at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 20:54:13 EET 2018
On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 8:48 PM Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/3/18, Jan Ekström <jeebjp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 6:06 PM Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >> It appears to me that NewTek abused our willingness to add an optional
> >> external nonfree library, I don't see many better options. See Ticket
> >> #7589 and a blog post by a NewTek engineer confirming the issue.
> >> Patch untested.
> >> Please comment, Carl Eugen
> > On the general idea of this - agreed.
> > Separately I think we should at least bring up a possible rethink of
> > our policy about non-open source nonfree components.
> > If it's:
> > - Not part of the OS
> > or
> > - Not open source
> > ...maybe we should not include such a component upstream?
> Yes, remove all hardware stuff +1.
That's something different, though.
- dxva2 and d3d11va are Windows APIs, thus fall under "OS"
- VT on mac/iOS does the same
- vaapi and the kernel API seem to be compatible with GPL (at least
currently), so they would stay.
- out of similar things such as NDI, SRT seems to be open source now?
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