[vlc-devel] RoarAudio plugin for VLC
kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 08:40:48 CEST 2011
2011/10/1 Philipp Schafft <lion at lion.leolix.org>
> maister wrote a VLC plugin to output to RoarAudio using
> libroar. I would like to see this included in upstream VLC.
> What is the process to get this done?
> However I currently see a problem: if VLC moves over to LGPL the plugin
> may not be compatible as libroar is not compatible ( or , don't
> know which applies). libroar is GPLv3. There is µRoar, a
> implementation of the RoarAudio protocol for license incompatible
> software. It is under LGPL v3 or later. Still this would require rewrite
> of lage parts of the plugin.
> What is the process of this possible change of VLC to LGPL? Haven't
> found up to date news on the page. Should commiting this plugin maybe be
> delayed until the situation is clear again?
At VDD it was decided that the GPL -> LGPL change will happen in steps, but
no strict timetable for that was set. And GPL plugins/modules are still
welcome after the license changes.
> Thanks for your work :)
> PS: please keep RoarAudio list in Cc.
>  https://bts.keep-cool.org/ticket/78
>  https://bts.keep-cool.org/raw-attachment/ticket/78/roar-vlc.tar.2.gz
>  http://roaraudio.keep-cool.org/
>  http://roaraudio.keep-cool.org/roaraudio.html
>  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#compat-matrix-footnote-7
>  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#compat-matrix-footnote-8
>  http://roaraudio.keep-cool.org/muroar.html
> (Rah of PH2)
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