[FFmpeg-devel] FFMpeg GPL license Violations by Android apps

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje at gmail.com
Thu May 11 17:41:31 EEST 2017


On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:24 AM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM, riya khanna <riyakhanna1983 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are a group of PhD students at Georgia Tech carrying out a research
>> project that explores free software violations by mobile apps. We found
>> that over 100 Android apps use GPL version of FFMpeg.
>> We can share a list of all the apps if you are interested in details.
>> Please let us know.
> We are interested, we already list some license violators on
> trac.ffmpeg.org:
> http://trac.ffmpeg.org/search?q=gpl+violation
> But we lack resources to do something about it. :-(.

Idea from IRC: summer of code, but for lawsuits against these kind of
violators, in collaboration with law schools around the country. Anyone
interested? Should pitch this to some universities.


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