I appreciate the need to keep the spec free as in speech. Balanced
against this is the need to avoid divergence from the SMPTE spec. Maybe
the thing to do is to split the Dirac spec into two parts, one
corresponding to the SMPTE spec, but not owned by the SMPTE and freely
available, the other corresponding to the interframe parts of Dirac (and
also freely available). Then users can still get access to the whole spec
even if we say that, in case of difference, the SMPTE spec takes
preference. Whatever is done it will be a while and we'll try to keep
Please rest assured that we still want Dirac to remain a royalty free
open technology. We're not going back on that.
At 14:13 15/03/2010, James Cloos wrote:
"TB" == Tim Borer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:Tim Borer
TB> I had in mind trimming the current Dirac spec of everything
TB> in SMPTE 2042.
That would severely reduce the use and usefulness of dirac.
The spec needs to remain free, and TeX source in git is as close to
optimal choice as is available.
And, yes, I do mean free as GNU uses it.
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