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From J Aaron Farr <>
Subject Re: discussion:what should we do next?
Date Mon, 13 Oct 2008 05:58:38 GMT

Let me see if I can help out here a bit.

FFmpeg can definitely present some problems, both from the LGPL view
and from issues with patented codecs.

I would consider looking into one of several other open source video

I don't know if either of those will have all the software you need,
but the license for Ogg Theora should be ok.  For Dirac, I need to
look into it a bit more.

I'm not sure what Arts is.  Can someone point that out to me?

"Samul Kevin" <> writes:

>    The current situation is : FFmpeg is illegal  and so is Arts.Thus we have
> two options,in my opinion.
>    1:find the substitutes of FFmpeg and Arts to meet the criteria of Apache
> ,then upload the full funtional version of source code;
>    2:upload the eligiable source code,of course FFmpeg and Arts will be
> deleted.At the same time,we seek solution of replacement of FFmpeg and Arts
>    the trouble lies here:if we uplaod the code according with ASL,people
> would only understand  part of the function,while if we wait till find the
> substitues,the whole process of podling would greatly delay...
>    so guys, raise your hand and your voice.
> -- 
> Bowen Ma a.k.a Samul Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU

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