[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]lavd: Remove libndi newtek

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 20:16:39 EET 2018

2018-12-03 19:12 GMT+01:00, Timo Rothenpieler <timo at rothenpieler.org>:
> I contacted NewTek about this, here's the pretty much immediate response
> I got:
> On 03.12.2018 18:55, Andrew Cross <across at newtek.com> wrote:
>> Yikes, I am pretty surprised by this to be honest I think that our intent
>> might have been entirely misconstrued.

(Note that this is hard to believe but this is not relevant.)

>> We are in no way trying to abuse anything anyone did and if they want us
>> to not distribute FFMPEG then we'd be very happy to stop doing that ... we
>> did this purely as a public service because loads of people complained
>> (hundreds) to use about NDI not being part of the FFMPEG nightly builds.
>> We had initially tried to help make it part of the nightly builds but got
>> a lot of push-back and it did not seem worth the fight (our headers are
>> MIT licensed and you can download our run-times for free, so it is no
>> different than say nvEnc, etc... that are all parts of the builds). At the
>> end of the day, we make no money of NDI and just give it away and support
>> it for free so it is hardly part of an evil ploy to corrupt anyone ;)
>> I'd prefer not to jump in the middle of the thread, but we are happy to
>> work with anyone on this, our only goal is to serve people using NDI and
>> if FFMPEG do not want us to distribute it then we're happy to do that,
>> likewise if they want us to change the options we're also happy to do
>> that. We'd be happy to do what we reasonably can for it to be part of the
>> nightly builds as well ...
>> Feel free to pass this along and anyone can email me directly who wants
>> too.

Don't you agree that there is something missing in this message?

>> Andrew

> I think the easiest way out here would be to make an LGPL build instead?

What kind of message does this send to future license violators?

Carl Eugen

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