[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: disabling --enable-libmfx and --enable-gpl combination

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 18:03:36 CEST 2015

Am 08.10.2015 17:40 schrieb "Ivan Uskov" <ivan.uskov at nablet.com>:
> Hello All,
> Since libmfx is not under GPL, Intel asked to correct "configure" behavior
> for --enable-libmfx option to avoid licenses violation:
> ./configure --enable-libmfx
> - allowed
> ./configure --enable-libmfx --enable-gpl
> -prohibited, error message
> ./configure --enable-libmfx --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree
> -allowed
> Please review.

That doesn't seem correct to me. The mfx dispatcher library has the BSD
license plastered all over it. BSD is compatible with the GPL.

On top of that, it would seriously limit the use of these features, so why
would Intel want that?


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