[FFmpeg-devel] Searching for a ffmpeg BCLO (bastard chief legal officer)
Wed Mar 5 17:10:36 CET 2008
On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 01:24:52AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 01:13:22AM +0200, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 05:02:10PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 01:31:25PM -0600, Timothy Baldridge wrote:
> > > > > Depending on the work load, I can help. I'm not sure about how many
> > > > > violators we currently have, but I could certainly handle some basic
> > > > > communication. I work as an IT Tech/Programmer during the day, and
> > > > > probably 30% of my day is spent in customer relations, so I can be
> > > > > nice, but I can be a jerk when needed. Especially when working with
> > > > > those who are breaking GPL.
> > > > >
> > > > > So if it's either me or a flaming troll, I'm in.
> > > >
> > > > Well, why don't you grab one of the offenders from our issue tracker and
> > > > give it a go?
> > >
> > > Ill write gabu a mail in 48h unless someone confirms that he did send a mail
> > > to one of the offenders.
> > > There are already 8 of them.
> > Have you contacted Software Freedom Law Center?
> No, I thought diego wanted to do this?
This slipped through the cracks somehow, mail sent.
> As example diego should have passed the issue with saffran master encoder
> to the SFLC after 2 weeks instead of talking with the guy for 6 month.
> It was clear that that guy didnt take us serious, iam sure he would have
> taken a "invitation" to court or just the threat of one more serious.
My impression is that he is young, inexperienced, moderately competent,
but by no means malicious. Don't forget that he himself was the one who
notified us of the project in the first place. His desire to fix things
up seemed genuine, albeit he constantly managed to bungle things up in
creative new ways.
Thus while he did get on my nerves, I was not under the impression that
he was trying to take advantage of us and I would have found it unfair
to send lawyers after him.
> Gabu has in the past contacted violators and dealt with them in the
> appropriate tone.
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