[FFmpeg-user] CPU and GPU

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 12:38:27 EET 2020

On 03/02/2020 05:12 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Am Mo., 2. März 2020 um 10:57 Uhr schrieb Mark Filipak
> <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com>:
>> I used to work at Intel as a product line architect. I sat on 3
>> divisional planning councils, including graphics processors, and
>> co-chaired one. Later, I represented Wyse Technology in industry
>> technology standards, engineering working groups.
>> I outlined what appeared to me to be the direction of open source video
>> development: That what is developed using open source code is migrated
>> to FPGAs and hence to GPUs.
> (I understand correctly that you are describing your personal experience
> copying open-source technology into proprietary hardware, right?)

I was in product planning at Intel 40 years ago. There was no open 
source technology. But computer & chip companies in California and Texas 
regularly cooperated via industry standards organizations and 
engineering working groups. It was the same when I worked for Wyse and 
the Gang of Nine in the mid 1980s, but with cooperation across the world 
including Epson, Olivetti, and (informally) Philips. All of that was 
considered Standards work, not collusion, and I expect that the same 
sort of thing links ffmpeg with the leading video accelerator suppliers.

> I didn't know this, from a technical pov I find it extremely surprising, from
> a moral pov a little concerning, from a legal perspective I am appalled
> and I hope the people responsible will get their response one day.

Why would you be surprised, concerned, appalled? From your active role 
in ffmpeg-user, I assumed you were in ffmpeg development. Was that 
assumption incorrect?

>> I asked if I have it right (correct).
> I wonder how you can ask people who weren't there if something
> that you witnessed is right...

I haven't witnessed anything. That's why I asked if I was right 
regarding the video technology development track. To use an American 
euphemism, I'm just connecting the dots.

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