[haiku-development] Re: INPUT / VOTE : --include-gpl-addons

  • From: David McPaul <dlmcpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:34:42 +1000

2009/8/21 Bruno Albuquerque <bga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> David McPaul wrote:
>>>>> As long as installing additional packages is painless for the end
>>>>> user, this will not really be a major setback. (On the other hand, it
>>>>> would be nice if such licensing issues would not dictate what to
>>>>> include in the base system.)
>>>> I think I already stated that I would be OK with this as a reasonable
>>>> alternative if things got too muddy.
>>> To cut this ac3 thing out, the ac3 stuff in FFmpeg trunk is licenced as
>>> LGPL.
>>> So we can just leave out ac3 for now, and include it in further releases.
>> Are you sure about that?  The ac3 code in ffmpeg is based on the
>> liba52 library which is GPL.
>> There are still references to liba52 last I looked.
>> Our ac3 decoder is based on it as well.
> In any case:
> http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/external/opencore.git;a=tree;f=codecs_v2/audio;h=6a295a75ee097ffda17d8e3aca659b4949d07bf3;hb=HEAD
> This is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, which should be no problem
> for us, and there is also a MP3 codec there).
> And for video:
> http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/external/opencore.git;a=tree;f=codecs_v2/video;h=d2c55e2a84ce511ae97d3b2c0fc53b2c9f9e537f;hb=HEAD
> H263 and H264.

These might be worth looking at.


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