[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: time for a release?

Rich Felker dalias
Fri Dec 16 22:06:26 CET 2005

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 07:56:08PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:
> > Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> The problem now is, that we do want to support software like xine and
> >> mplayer, but we cannot, because they include 'problematic' parts of
> >> ffmpeg. If they could rely on a stable ffmpeg, so that they don't need
> >> to maintain an own fork of ffmpeg, it would be a lot easier for us to
> >> support those packages.
> >>
> >
> > I was about to write some flammatory paragraph about patents in
> > software and the attitude taken toward that blatant abuse. Better say
> > that you are free to disable every codec beside the ones patent
> > shielded (more or less) and use the same configuration in every
> > package.
> What will that leave you with?  Raw video, RLE, huffyuv, theora?
> Doesn't seem very useful to me.

Theora is not patent-free.


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