[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: Change license required for NewTek SDK

Tomas Härdin tjoppen at acc.umu.se
Wed Feb 14 16:33:15 EET 2018

On 2018-02-14 15:16, Nicolas George wrote:
> Tomas Härdin (2018-02-14):
>> Oh yeah, that puts a damper on things. The only way around that is dlopen()
>> or RPC, neither of which is going to make it into FFmpeg
> At some point, vendors will need to realize we chose a copyleft license
> to forthe them to play nice, not to put extra burdens on developers to
> work around the copyleft.
> I would almost propose to get rid of all the non-free stuff.

I wouldn't be opposed to that, but I suspect some of it enables FFmpeg 
to benefit from surplus developer time. Devs that work on companies that 
need the proprietary stuff that is. It's always a tradeoff.


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