[FFmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r497 - trunk/src/index

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Sep 6 22:20:22 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 09:58:21PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 07:20:34PM +0200, diego wrote:
> > 
> > --- trunk/src/index	Sat Aug 28 15:08:56 2010	(r496)
> > +++ trunk/src/index	Thu Sep  2 19:20:32 2010	(r497)
> > @@ -26,13 +26,13 @@
> > +You can find basic compliance information and get licensing help on our
> > +<a href="legal.html">license and legal considerations page</a>.
> > +Note that if you violate our license terms, we will track you down, list
> > +you on our <a href="shame.html">Hall of Shame</a> and eventually sue you.

what are you trying to achive with this wording?
its not going to make ffmpeg more popular and i dont think its going to
help us in any other way either.
Besides its misleading, "we" above are not all ffmpeg developers but just a
small group and the "eventually sue you" is quite a bit above and beyond
reality, in some cases solutions will be found without court involvment and
while i dontg know what "we" does i dont think they will sue a 14 year old
who uploaded a modified ffmpeg somewhere and claims it to be all his work
but then i dont know what others plan to do ...

> Although true, this "we will hunt and kill you" right on the front page
> may be a bit harsh.  Suggestions for mellowed-down wording welcome.

I suggest we write the truth and not something that sounds like its written
by a 18y old wannabe macho guy

Note that if you use FOSS software and violate its license terms, then any
single author of the used code can sue you.

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