> On Monday 07 December 2015 03:14:08 pm Timo Rothenpieler wrote: >> Nvidia finaly decided to put a propper MIT license on their nvenc header, >> so it can be included, removing any external dependencies for nvenc and >> making it no longer require the non-free flag. > > Please do not apply (yet)! > >> +NVENCSTATUS NVENCAPI NvEncodeAPICreateInstance() > > What is the license of the library that implements this symbol? > > Imo, it is not ok to simply circumvent a license issue by dynamic > loading the library. If it were that simple, it would indicate that > our software license can be circumvented just as easily but we were > quite strict (and successful) about this as long as we were able to > pursue license violators. > > Note that we haven't allowed this for libfaac. > > What are the steps to install this encoder library? Is it part of the > Nvidia binary video driver that I use for VDPAU on Linux? Is it part > of every Nvidia graphics driver on Windows?
It comes with the binary nvidia driver on both Windows and Linux. Should fall under the system library stuff the GPL defines. I don't recall anyone worrying about that so far. It allways was about the restrictive license the nvEncodeAPI.h header had. > Carl Eugen > _______________________________________________ > ffmpeg-devel mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel >
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