[FFmpeg-devel] Fw: ffmpeg GPL violation

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Oct 3 00:17:00 CEST 2008

On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 08:06:26PM +0000, Jethro Walters wrote:
> Just passing through the "Hall Of Shame" on ffmpeg's website, and
> found Voltaic's website, and this little snippet on this page:
> http://shedworx.com/volmac-legal
> "VoltaicHD for Mac is copyright Systemic Pty Ltd.
> VoltaicHD for Mac utilises the FFmpeg video application for one
> part of the conversion process. FFmpeg is used in 'binary' form and
> the source code of ffmpeg will be provided with the next release of
> VoltaicHD for Mac.
> FFmpeg is a trademark of Fabrice Bellard, originator of the FFmpeg project.
> FFmpeg is licensed under the LGPL."
> So, should this stay in the Hall of Shame?

It will definitely stay in the Hall of Shame, they are not in compliance
with the license at all!

A promise to provide the source some day is not sufficient.

> PS: I am gonna go through the others on that list and see if they've
> rectified their violations. :-)

Thanks, any help is welcome.


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