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From Samul Kevin <lovesumm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Blluesky PMC report
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2009 08:21:51 GMT
2009/4/9 Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com>

> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Samul Kevin <lovesummerf@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Now... I have a very difficult question to ask...
> >> Bluesky project relies heavily on video technology, most of which is not
> >> suitable for redistribution by the ASF (due to licensing terms and
> >> condition).   The team has made a great effort over the past year to
> scrub
> >> the project clean of incompatibly licensed code, but is it enough?  My
> >> concern is that the project will never be able to resolve the
> difficulties
> >> around the licensing of the video technologies... and that maybe the ASF
> is
> >> not the best home for Bluesky for this reason.
> >
> >  yes, the critical part of Bluesky system is video and audio tech. Surely
> we
> > can't us FFmpeg, but at least we could try to find a suitalbe replacement
> > which in my opinion, there is chance that this problem could be solved.
> >
> >
>
> With the disclaimer that I don't know much about the internals and
> challenges in BlueSky code, can this problem be workarounded/solved by
> requiring the user to download some software that is capable to do the
> video/audio work... and we just delegate to it when we need to play a
> video/audio ? Similar to what we have in some Linux distribution,
> where it by default does not support mp3, but if you download a given
> piece of software (e.g xmms) you can listen to mp3 music.
>
i guess there is difference. Bluesky code include the head files of FFmpeg,
so i don't think this problem could be solved just by installing FFmpeg on
user's machine....

>
>
> --
> Luciano Resende
> Apache Tuscany, Apache PhotArk
> http://people.apache.org/~lresende <http://people.apache.org/%7Elresende>
> http://lresende.blogspot.com/
>



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Bowen Ma a.k.a Samul Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU

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