[FFmpeg-devel] license violator seeking help to continue his behavior

Patrice Bensoussan patrice.bensoussan
Sat Jul 11 16:40:10 CEST 2009

On 10 Jul 2009, at 23:57, Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 03:27:08PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Patrice
>> Bensoussan<patrice.bensoussan at free.fr> wrote:
>>> On 29 Jun 2009, at 20:06, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>>> Maybe he couldn't find the README? Is the README accessible from  
>>>> the
>>>> UI somewhere?
>>> It's in the same folder as the ffmpeg binary. Accessible if you  
>>> select "Show
>>> Package Content" on the application in the Finder.
>> I just tried it to make this a little faster:
>> - license isn't visible in the UI of the demo
>> - source code offer isn't visible anywhere in the UI of the demo
>> (should be part of license / link to license text)
>> - no FFmpeg credits in the UI
>> All I find is a link to your website, which acknowledges the use of  
>> FFmpeg, but:
>> - fails to provide credit to "the FFmpeg authors" + link to us
>> - fails to mention license
>> - fails to mention the offer of source code
>> Diego probably refers to the above, and possibly more, as for why you
>> are not 100% in compliance yet. Hopefully this helps.
>> Ronald, who should start charging for legal fees...
> Patrice, this has to be fixed, we haven't heard from you in almost two
> weeks.  We will not let you continue your infringement indefinitely.

Hello Diego,

I've been working on the changes (ie give access to the license credit  
directly from the GUI, as well as giving direct access to the source)  
which should hopefully be available soon. I'll let you know as soon as  
the new version is available. I'm a bit stuck currently as ffmpeg  
doesn't seem to build for ppc anymore, and I need to recompile ffmpeg  
to get rid of the dependency on libfaac which has a weird license.


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