[gst-devel] Re: [xine-devel] Library for mms protocol support
mroi at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Dec 29 11:52:55 CET 2003
> Hi guys,
> I want to propose development of library for mms protocol support.
> Right now, each and every project that wants to support mms is
> required to implement all of SDP specs itself, due to lack of common
> library for that. To remedy that, I'd like to start project aimed at
> providing such a library. The benefits are as usual from using lib:
> - no code duplication
> - larger userbase, more extensive testing
> - possible larger developer base
> - better feature parity between projects
> - single fix benefits all users
> Availability of such library would also benefit other projects, that
> may want to support mms, but cannot currently afford developing yet
> another proprietary implementation, like GStreamer or GnomeVFS, and
> possibly others.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
> Technically, such a lib would be required to have been LGPL'd,
> because both GStreamer and Gnome projects are LGPL.
> It would be the coolest to turn existing xine implementation into
> library, as it is pretty good one, and also largely independent from
> xine itself, but I'm aware of your code being GPL, and that you may
> not want or be able to relicense it as LGPL. Thus, just your
> cooperation and support will be of great value.
I guess you would have to write all people who committed changes to
input_mms.c and ask for their permission. Fortunately, these are not
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