[gst-devel] gstreamer legal patch
rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Thu Jul 24 04:21:38 CEST 2003
On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 12:04, Brian Cameron wrote:
> + I have talked with Wtay and he agrees that gstreamer/libs/gst/putbits
> should be removed from the gstreamer core. It has a nasty MPEG
> license which is inappropriate for the core module. He hightlights
> that mpegaudio and mpeg2enc both use the putbits library and will
> not work when the support lib is removed...so perhaps the support
> library needs to be moved to gst-plugins? This cleanup task would
> make it much easier for Sun to ship the gstreamer core.
We can write that ourselves, can't we? I mean, it's not like a
putbits/getbits lib is hard to write or anything. Or we could use
ffmpeg's code, which is GPL or LGPL, too.
And well, license-wise, it shouldn't be in the core. Not at all. But
it's a generic reader lib, so I think it belongs there nevertheless.
Just like bytestream.
As long as it doesn't exist, I agree it needs to be moved into
gst-plugins, anything non-LGPL definately doesn't belong in the core.
Apart from that, wonderful work! Thanks! :).
Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>
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