[Mesa-dev] GSoC : Video decoding state tracker for Gallium3d

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 15:59:19 PDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:16 PM, ★ Emeric <emeric.grange at gmail.com> wrote:
> - I saw on this maillist talks about the S3TC patent situation. Why
> nobody express similar concerns about an h264 implementation living in
> mesa ? Because that would mean violate much more patents, without
> paying royalties and everything...

We talked about it already, in person, at XDC a few years ago. The
basic agreement was that Theora was the only reasonable codec that
could be shipped in Fedora and Debian; other codecs would probably be
#define'd or commented out. I'm not sure if this is something we need
to worry about immediately, especially if you're targeting VP8, which
is roughly as safe as Theora.

~ C.

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? ~ Keynes

Corbin Simpson
<MostAwesomeDude at gmail.com>

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