4 Jul 2004 dsandras   » (Master)

GnomeMeeting 1.2, and ffmpeg

There were initial plans to have video codecs support in OpenH323, those plans have been cancelled for now. That leaves 2 choices for GnomeMeeting :

* either we keep specific H.263 ffmpeg calls in GnomeMeeting's code and users have the possibility to use the (very good) H.263 codec

* we simply remove that code

In the first situation, we are taking the risk to have legal problems as we would be offering a direct way to use patented and thus possibly illegal code from GnomeMeeting. Having plugins would solve that problem, even if it would still be possible for users to use patented codecs. However, we wouldn't provide a direct way to do it. All this resulted in an interesting discussion (read: a flame), and I decided to take no risk and have no H.263 support for now.

Libre Software Meeting

I will be talking at the Libre Software Meeting in Bordeaux on Wednesday. They are announcing rain. Every time I'm going to a supposedly sunny place for a conference, I get rain instead (my last experience was GUADEC 2002 in Sevilla).


I'm going to Naples with Jonita next week. It will be short, but extremely good for both of us as we have worked a lot recently and simply need some rest.

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