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

Patrice Bensoussan patrice.bensoussan
Sat Jul 11 17:51:01 CEST 2009

On 11 Jul 2009, at 15:40, Patrice Bensoussan wrote:

> 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.

Finally identified the issue... It seems to be linked to a missing  
include (sys/time.h) when compiling against 10.3.9 SDK (I'll try to  
submit a patch a bit later). The new version of EasyWMA is now  
available on the website. Diego, can you please have a look and let me  
know if this is ok for you? If so, I will apply the same changes to  
EasyWMV. Hope everything is ok. Thanks.


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