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

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Dec 16 22:32:31 CET 2005

Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:

> 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.

I know, but I thought On2 had given permission to use them.  Even so,
theora can hardly be considered useful.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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