The Media Reference Stack is guided by the Media Reference Stack Terms of Use. The Docker* images are hosted on and as with all Docker images, these likely also contain other software which may be under other licenses (such as Bash, etc. from the base distribution, along with any direct or indirect dependencies of the primary software being contained).

MeRS licenses

The Media Reference Stack integrates the following tools and libraries with the corresponding licenses

Components License Type License URL MeRS version
Intel® Compute Runtime MIT v0.4.0
Intel® oneAPI Level Zero MIT v0.4.0
gst-plugins-orc BSD 3-clause v0.3.0
gmmlib Intel, MIT, Gabi Melman v0.2.0
dav1d VideoLAN and dav1d authors v0.2.0
libva v0.2.0
Intel® Media Driver for VAAPI Intel, WebM Project Authors, and many more v0.2.0
Intel® Media SDK Intel v0.2.0
libva-utils Intel v0.2.0
gst-vaapi LGPL v2.1+ v0.2.0
FFmpeg LGPL v2.1+ v0.1.0
GStreamer LGPL v2 v0.1.0
gst-plugins-base GPL v2 v0.1.0
gst-plugins-good LGPL v2.1 v0.1.0
gst-plugins-bad GPL v2 v0.1.0
gst-plugins-ugly LGPL v2.1 v0.1.0
gst-libav GPL v2 v0.1.0 GPL v2 v0.1.0 LGPL v2.1 v0.1.0 GPL v2.1 v0.1.0
SVT-HEVC BSD-2-Clause-Patent v0.1.0
SVT-AV1 BSD-2-Clause-Patent v0.1.0
x264 GPL v2 v0.1.0
OpenCV BSD 3-clause v0.1.0
OpenVINO Apache License v2 v0.1.0
gst-video-analytics MIT v0.1.0
Clear Linux* OS Multiple v0.1.0
Ubuntu* OS Multiple v0.3.0


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