[FFmpeg-devel] GSoC 2018

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Jan 11 17:40:28 EET 2018

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:38:23PM +0100, Paul B Mahol wrote:
> On 1/11/18, Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 04:10:39PM -0900, Lou Logan wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018, at 3:30 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Would there be interrest in a project to write a QR code / barcode
> >> > search & decode filter ?
> >>
> >> I've personally never scanned a QR code, but maybe I'm an outlier. Seems
> >> more like an OpenCV project to me.
> >
> > The idea would not be so much to use it to scan a single QR code. I was
> > thinking more of running it over a video or a collection of videos and scan
> > the whole video for QR codes, barcodes from products and so on.
> > The idea is for example that if a random product appears in a video, we may
> > have a clear enough view of its barcode or other easy machine readable
> > identifer
> > and can automatically turn it into metadata. This could be quite fun
> > to index and search a large video collection that way.
> > And it also would raise awareness of what easy parsable information people
> > have
> > in their videos
> >
> > OpenCV is BSD, and for basically volunteer work i want to make sure my work
> > and future iterations stay available to the public. BSD does not ensure
> > this.
> > So i probably will not significantly contribute to BSD licensed code unless
> > its paid work.

> So are GPL and LGPL, so yout want to finally leave?
Why this hostility ?

Debating licenses is really off topic, I had only mentioned BSD as it was implied
by the question about writing this filter in opencv.

But if you want my oppinion, i like the (L)GPL*, i also like most other free
software licenses including BSD but with a limited budget of time and there
being more licenses and projects under the sky than i ever could contribute to.
One picks what one likes most :)
I can spend X time working on BSD or X time working on (L)GPL licensed code.
If all else is equal i pick (L)GPL here. If not all else is equal then i might
pick BSD, it sure could be ...

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know
nothing. -- Socrates
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