Do we need to move x265enc to -ugly?

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Do we need to move x265enc to -ugly?

Seungha Yang-2
Hello all,

I have a question on license of x265enc in -bad.
The x265 seems to GPL2 licensed but x265enc is located in -bad.
Is this allowed?

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Re: Do we need to move x265enc to -ugly?

Nicolas Dufresne-5
Le mercredi 21 novembre 2018 à 12:33 +0900, Seungha Yang a écrit :
> Hello all,
>
> I have a question on license of x265enc in -bad.
> The x265 seems to GPL2 licensed but x265enc is located in -bad.
> Is this allowed?

-bad means these element are unstable (properties can change). There is
no repo for unstable element that has a problematic licence and
unstable API. But yes, this element belongs to -ugly for it's next
move.

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Re: Do we need to move x265enc to -ugly?

Baby Octopus
This question has been raised quite a number of times. There is a general
misunderstanding of bad plugins
There are essentially 4 categories
1.a Good distributable
1.b Good non-distributable
2.a Bad distributable
2.b Bad non distributable

Currently 1.a is called good, 1.b is called ugly, 2.a & 2.b collectively
called bad
I personally prefer 4 categories instead of existing 3

Also note that non distributable is not only due to GPL, but also due to
code which might violate certain patents

I'm not a lawyer but this is what I understand :)

~BO




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