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Re: Plan for tomorrow's (20090821) FESCo meeting



On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Adam Jackson<ajax redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 15:39 +0200, Jochen Schmitt wrote:
>> On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:10:59 -0400, you wrote:
>>
>> >238  Can libvdpau go in Fedora?
>>
>> As far I understand this package itself is open source but has a
>> dependency to the properitary nVidia video driver which is
>> provides by rpmfusion.org.
>>
>> For this reason I vote agains the inclusion of this package into
>> Fedora because I introduce a requirement reference to a
>> third-party repository.
>
> I think there's precedents for accepting it for Fedora:
>
> - libXNVCtrl, another X extension library that happens to only do
> anything when the user is running the nvidia binary driver, but which is
> itself MIT-licensed.
>
> - gstreamer-plugins-flumpegdemux, which allows you to separate the audio
> and video streams from MPEG files, even though the decoding itself is
> off-limits for Fedora
>
> It happens that only nvidia implements VDPAU at the moment, but so what?
> Any other vendor could too.

Well S3 does, but there driver isn't open either.
But it proves that non nvidia implementations are possible.


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