[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] FFmpeg Foundation

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Oct 29 12:47:46 CET 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 09:32:57PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> - How about copyrights? Have you considered trying to have contributors
>> (past and present) to sign-over their copyright to this foundation?
> Won't happen (most devs would never agree to that), and makes it legally 
> very risky (single point of attack for patent trolls a la mpegla, etc). The 
> org will assist, not legally represent FFmpeg devs.

fully agree

>> - Also, probably a separate issue, but it's something I have thought about
>> in the past, are you considering registering FFmpeg as a trademark?
> Good point, didn't someone do that already though? 

ask fabrice, i would guess toward no but if he didnt then iam pretty
sure noone of us did ...


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