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From Samul Kevin <>
Subject Re: Blluesky PMC report
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:21:38 GMT
2009/4/10 Bill Stoddard <>

>  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
> that.
>> 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
Thanks´╝î May Confucius be with me.^_^

> Bill

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

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