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

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Dec 4 17:12:00 EET 2018


On Tue, 4 Dec 2018, at 15:00, Martin Vignali wrote:
> 1 :
> Removing features used by people which doesn't respect the licence, seems a
> very bad thing.

I disagree with you.
Helping people violating open source licenses is not a good idea.

> 3 - Need a proper definition, and a dedicated discussion. To avoid
> including code that it's not conform to the global policy of this project.
> Reading this thread, it's seems like there is lot of interpretation about
> acceptable and non acceptable not opensource part.

The thing is, the license is the license, and there are a lot of explanations from FSF, FSFE, SFLC, and sooo many others.

> - ok for not open source part from os
> - ok for not open source part for "hardware thing", because we can think
> it's like os thing !

Yes, and this is quite documented, as part of all the GPL family of licenses, as part of "System Libraries".

> - ok from not open source part, if it's useful ? or not ?
> What definition of useful ? (and everything related to broadcast is not
> useless, just because not everyone use it !)

You cannot define usefulness easily.

> And yes, it's better to have full opensource ndi support, instead of the
> current situation.
> But it's not a reason to remove features for users.

But then, you will get absolutely all the integration from ALL the various non-open source multimedia libraries, because it is useful to someone. Including shims for Adobe, Dolby and others.
And what is the incentive to do open source alternatives?

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