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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: Blluesky PMC report
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:09:17 GMT

> 2009/4/10 Bill Stoddard <>
>> My concern is not with the team... my concern is with the technology, or to
>> be precise, my concern is with the licensing of the technology.   The ASF
>> places restrictions on what kind of software licenses we can use.  Can we
>> find suitable alternatives to the GPL components Bluesky relies on?  I am
>> waiting on the team to tell me.  If the answer is no, then we have to face
>> up to reality... there is no shame in admitting defeat if there are forces
>> beyond our control guiding our choices.  We can move the project to a
>> different venue (sourceforge maybe?) and distribute Bluesky as GPL code?   I
>> don't want to admit defeat just yet... I hope the team can solve the
>> problem... but if solving the problem means reinventing ffmpeg, with a
>> different license, then we really cannot succeed, can we?  What other
>> alternatives do we have?
> i remember that BSD license does not conflict with ASL. And Theora and
> Vorbis are both BSD-like . Though it needs discussion in legal-disuss  to
> decide whether it is available under ASL . Personally, i assure about that.
The ASF can redistribute code under a BSD-like license.  No problem with 
> So if we could prove that FFmpeg could be replaced by Theora and Vorbis,
> this problem surely can be solved. I will start the comparion after i finish
> coding a moldue, which probably would be completed tonight. The only thing i
> am concerned is that i can't forecast the time this comparison takes....
Good Luck


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