[FFmpeg-devel] Added HW accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoding for AMD GPUs based on AMF SDK

Mironov, Mikhail Mikhail.Mironov at amd.com
Thu Oct 26 20:59:25 EEST 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ffmpeg-devel [mailto:ffmpeg-devel-bounces at ffmpeg.org] On Behalf
> Of Carl Eugen Hoyos
> Sent: September 29, 2017 11:47 AM
> To: FFmpeg development discussions and patches <ffmpeg-
> devel at ffmpeg.org>
> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Added HW accelerated H.264 and HEVC
> encoding for AMD GPUs based on AMF SDK
> 2017-09-29 17:04 GMT+02:00 Mironov, Mikhail
> <Mikhail.Mironov at amd.com>:
> > I would like to understand better the nature of the concern. The
> > license is MIT.
> (I don't think this is correct, but see below.)
> > The paragraph in question is a notice, not limiting the usage of the
> > SDK.
> I don't think this is true (I am not a native speaker though), imo it sounds as if
> it limits the usage.
> It also may have been written with the intention of being a little ambiguous.
> But this doesn't matter: If the notice is not part of the license, please ask
> AMD to remove it from the SDK
> - the license gets much, much easier to understand without the notice.
> If you feel 100% safe about removing it, you could offer the driver software
> from your github account without the notice, this would also solve the
> header issue.
> I cannot comment on the acceptable number (or
> size) of external headers.
> Please remember not to top-post here, Carl Eugen

OK, it took me just 4 weeks to get response from AMD legal. They agreed to remove the notice in a reduced header file with AMF API and to have pure MIT license. The reduced single header would address other concerns. I plan to re- submit the patch as soon as I update it to the latest master.

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