History log of /haiku/src/add-ons/media/media-add-ons/finepix_webcam/FinePixProducer/Producer.cpp
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# 5fc19323 27-Jan-2009 François Revol <revol@free.fr>

This is the source for the FinePix webcam driver on http://bebits.com/app/4185
I have received permission from Øyvind Smestad to use the part he wrote under MIT licence, but some other parts are GPL sources from Linux.
The plan is to merge the core part into usb_webcam, and use either the JPEG Translator or libjpeg to replace the GPLed jpeg decoding part.
Here is what he said:

From Øyvind Smestad (o.smestad AT gmail.com):

When it comes to licencing, the media addon part is heavily based on
the VideoProducer sample code from Be (I don't remember their exact
licensing terms, but they were quite liberal weren't they?). The
driver part is partially based on the Linux FinePix driver by Frank
Zago (http://www.zago.net/v4l2/finepix/ -
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fpix/), that is where the Linux JPEG
code came from and also where I got the device IDs. If the JPEG part
is removed I don't think there should be enough left there to break
the GPL, as the rest of the code is probably more "inspired by" than
"copied from" the Linux driver. At least I remember having to monitor
the USB traffic under Windows to get the setup commands right, and I
also think there were some articles on writing a BeOS webcam driver
and on using the USBKit that I used as references.

I hope that made it a bit more clear!
As for what I did, I'm more than happy for it to be under MIT licence.


git-svn-id: file:///srv/svn/repos/haiku/haiku/trunk@29066 a95241bf-73f2-0310-859d-f6bbb57e9c96


# 5fc1932331872ea17de834964fbe7b39e26fb0b9 27-Jan-2009 François Revol <revol@free.fr>

This is the source for the FinePix webcam driver on http://bebits.com/app/4185
I have received permission from Øyvind Smestad to use the part he wrote under MIT licence, but some other parts are GPL sources from Linux.
The plan is to merge the core part into usb_webcam, and use either the JPEG Translator or libjpeg to replace the GPLed jpeg decoding part.
Here is what he said:

From Øyvind Smestad (o.smestad AT gmail.com):

When it comes to licencing, the media addon part is heavily based on
the VideoProducer sample code from Be (I don't remember their exact
licensing terms, but they were quite liberal weren't they?). The
driver part is partially based on the Linux FinePix driver by Frank
Zago (http://www.zago.net/v4l2/finepix/ -
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fpix/), that is where the Linux JPEG
code came from and also where I got the device IDs. If the JPEG part
is removed I don't think there should be enough left there to break
the GPL, as the rest of the code is probably more "inspired by" than
"copied from" the Linux driver. At least I remember having to monitor
the USB traffic under Windows to get the setup commands right, and I
also think there were some articles on writing a BeOS webcam driver
and on using the USBKit that I used as references.

I hope that made it a bit more clear!
As for what I did, I'm more than happy for it to be under MIT licence.


git-svn-id: file:///srv/svn/repos/haiku/haiku/trunk@29066 a95241bf-73f2-0310-859d-f6bbb57e9c96