[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]lavd: Remove libndi newtek
jb at videolan.org
Mon Dec 3 23:59:36 EET 2018
On Mon, 3 Dec 2018, at 19:48, Paul B Mahol wrote:
> > 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.
Libraries to access hardware, notably those that are talking directly with something that was shipped with the drivers, are usually considered part of the OS. This is a bit weird, but this extend the Linux way to other (broken) OSes.
That would make nvenc and such acceptable.
NDI is not hardware. (Nor is faac)
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