[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/8] compat/cuda: add dynamic loader

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 19:18:12 EEST 2016

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:07 PM, Sven C. Dack <sven.c.dack at sky.com> wrote:
> On 19/10/16 15:25, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
>> You seem to be referring to the license of the cuvid files, which is
>> not the license actually used by the CUDA headers. The CUDA headers
>> are under a full proprietary license with no such permission.
> Are you saying the use of CUDA header files (with #include) during
> compilation makes ffmpeg itself non-free software?

Thats the general interpretation of the license situation. If you
include non-free headers, your binary becomes non-free, hence why
building with cuda currently requires the --enable-nonfree option.

- Hendrik

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