Pinnacle PCTV Pro support in bktr

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue May 17 01:10:16 PDT 2005

On Mon, 16 May 2005 20:00:01 -0700
Jacob Meuser <jakemsr at> wrote:

> speaking of which.  I submitted your bktr code to the ffmpeg developers,
> and there is a small issue with it's license.  since the time you wrote
> that, they have changed to mostly LGPL.  grab.c is LGPL.  would you like
> to change the license of grab_bsdbktr.c to LGPL instead of the current
> GPL?  otherwise, the bktr code can only be used if ffmpeg is built
> with --enable-gpl.

	The GPL license in it comes from that in grab.c (from which the
code is partly derived), otherwise I would have used BSDL :) I'm more than
happy to see it softened to LGPL. Strictly speaking I suppose formal
permission would have to come from the author of grab.c too, but since
that code is now in LGPL that shouldn't be a problem.

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