[FFmpeg-devel] Fw: ffmpeg GPL violation
Fri Oct 3 02:07:06 CEST 2008
On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 12:17:00AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> 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.
they don't need to provide sources if the binary is built from
unmodified ffmpeg source, the point is understand if their binary
is modified or not
Gianluigi Tiesi <sherpya at netfarm.it>
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