[MPlayer-dev-eng] mp-G2 pre18

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Tue May 6 00:43:23 CEST 2003


On Tuesday 06 May 2003 00:28, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 12:26:23AM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > > > I don't plan to put it into CVS.
> > > > Maybe into arch (or bitkeeper, maybe subversion), later, when teh
> > > > whole framework and directory/file structure is stabilized.
> > >
> > > Please use something free (subversion) (or arch?) instead of
> > > bitkeeper. It's your code of course, but personally I highly object to
> > > using a nonfree version control system.
> >
> > I also don't like bk's license, but usability is somehow more important
> > for me than silly licenses (as it is/was for old mplayer too)
> Well I understand the usability aspect, but from another very
> practical perspective, I expect there are several people who want to
> be involved in mplayer development but who do not want to depend on
> non-free devel tools. Offhand, I would guess myself and some of the
> ffmpeg people, but I expect there are others too. Using a system that
> alienates developers is not a good usability decision, imho...
> After all, we WANT the prople who are serious enough about free
> software to reverse engineer and write codecs to get around
> proprietary restrictions working on mplayer. We don't want to drive
> them away with nonsense like this...
yes, agree, i also vote against non free version control systems
btw, no i have no experience with any of the mentioned systems so i cant vote 
for or against any specific ones ...


screen[y][x] ^= cursor[cy][cx];			(violates patent #4,197,590)
median(mv[y-1][x], mv[y][x-1], mv[y+1][x+1]);	(violates patent #5,905,535)
buf[i]= qp - buf[i-1];				(violates patent #?)
for more examples, see http://mplayerhq.hu/~michael/patent.html
stop it, see http://petition.eurolinux.org & http://petition.ffii.org/eubsa/en

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