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

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Tue Dec 4 00:14:07 EET 2018

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:

> 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)

I really don't want to troll here, but there is an NDI PTZ camera:


So is it really that different to a USB camera just because the 
singalling is going through ethernet and not USB?


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