[FFmpeg-devel] Support master branch of OpenJPEG and Grok J2K codecs

Josh de Kock josh at itanimul.li
Mon Apr 4 15:30:37 CEST 2016

On 04/04/2016 14:21, Aaron Boxer wrote:
> All of your arguments could be applied equally to GPL v3 components. And
> yet,
> FFmpeg is happy to allow distribution under GPL v3. So, I don't see what
> the problem is here.
The problem is AGPL can make certain builds of FFmpeg _unusable_, it's a
pain to work with. Most of all, people just don't want AGPL in FFmpeg.
As wm4 said: "If you really want your lib to be useful, you should
relicense it to LGPL2.1 or later".
> Yes, Google has a no-AGPL policy, so they won't be able to use it. I am
> sure they will
> survive somehow without my J2k codec.
A lot of people could survive without it. In-fact, I reckon everyone who
is currently using FFmpeg could.

On 04/04/2016 14:24, Aaron Boxer wrote:
> Of course, it is not my place to say what should happen with the
> project.
> I just want to make sure everyone understands the issues involved
> before making a decision.
I'm almost 100% sure they do, I think it's you who rather doesn't
understand the issues involved with putting AGPL into FFmpeg.


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