[ITP] openh264 (2.3.1)
Thu Feb 9 12:02:26 GMT 2023
On Mon, 6 Feb 2023 14:25:23 +0900
Takashi Yano wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Feb 2023 00:16:45 -0500
> Yaakov Selkowitz via Cygwin-apps <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2023-02-05 at 22:11 -0700, Brian Inglis wrote:
> > > On 2023-02-05 19:44, Yaakov Selkowitz via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> > > > Unfortunately, this cannot be included in the Cygwin distribution.
> > > > Cisco's
> > > > patent license only covers binaries they distribute. Fedora has a special
> > > > arrangement with Cisco where they build their RPMs on Fedora
> > > > infrastructure,
> > > > but the packages are hosted by Cisco in a separate repository.
> > >
> > > http://www.openh264.org/
> > > "Cisco has taken their H.264 implementation, and open sourced it under BSD
> > > license terms. Development and maintenance will be overseen by a board from
> > > industry and the open source community. Furthermore, we have provided a
> > > binary
> > > form suitable for inclusion in applications across a number of different
> > > operating systems, and make this binary module available for download from
> > > the
> > > Internet. We will not pass on our MPEG-LA licensing costs for this module,
> > > and
> > > based on the current licensing environment, this will effectively make H.264
> > > free for use on supported platforms."
> > This is exactly the point. Cisco paid for a license, but that license is
> > limited to binaries they distribute. Unfortunately, I doubt that Cisco will
> > do the same for Cygwin.
> OK. How about distributing only headers as cygwin package
> for building ffmpeg?
Takashi Yano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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