[Bf-committers] A question about blenders use of ffmpeg and grey area codecs
ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 00:09:38 CET 2012
Do you have a link to the patches you're applying to blender?
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Dave Plater lst <dplater.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm getting really tired of having to continually patch blender releases to pass the openSUSE / Novell legal review. I'm led to believe
> that if a program doesn't link against a patent or copyright challenged library then it isn't in danger of legal action. You can understand
> a company like Novell being a target for such legal action.
> What I would like to know is what are the functions of the various xvid and ffmpeg sources/scripts. The python ones that I've glanced at
> seem to have the purpose of supplying parameters to ffmpeg.
> I'm then going to pass this information to the legal department for clarification on whether I really have to remove these bits and patch
> blender to build without them or not.
> Dave Plater
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