[FFmpeg-devel] Searching for a ffmpeg BCLO (bastard chief legal officer)
Thu Jan 31 16:16:29 CET 2008
2008/1/31, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:42:33AM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > 2008/1/25, Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx>:
> > > Compn wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:01:52 +0100, Gabriel Bouvigne wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Related:
> > > >>
> > > >> In the case of Lame, if a quick and diplomatic contact doesn't work,
> > > >> we noticed that a mention of the company and product name on our
> > > >> website's "Wall of Shame" is quite efficient.
> > > >> (It's so efficient that it's currently empty)
> > > >
> > > > mplayers' list of shame has companies on there for months (some even
> > > > years). this is not a deterrent or effective way to defeat them.
> > > > http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/projects.html
> > > >
> > > > but if you wish to try, ffmpeg homepage is in svn, just checkout a copy
> > > > and send a patch.
> > > > http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg.org/trunk/
> > >
> > > Here's a crazy idea: Do you think it would get their attention to post
> > > downloadable copies of their disassembled binaries in order to
> > > flagrantly violate their so-called EULAs (which explicitly prohibit
> > > disassembly)?
> > >
> > > Probably not a big deal. But I have the webspace for it. :)
> > Maybe worth to look and check....
> > http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/
> > I've not found sources, through some fast overview...
> What makes you think it uses ffmpeg? If you have solid evidence that it does
> and violate the (L)GPL then open an issue on our issue tracker!
I do not have this device - thus I've no chance to check for ffmpeg
binary data patterns - just the list of supported codecs is quite
similar to what ffmpeg provides.
I've not said it uses ffmpeg - I'm just saying that it might be worth
check if someone has the chance if there is an expert how cares
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