[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]lavd: Remove libndi newtek
alikizil at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 23:00:39 EET 2018
On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 11:41 PM Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com wrote:
> 2018-12-03 21:28 GMT+01:00, Martin Vignali <martin.vignali at gmail.com>:
> >> > >>
> >> > >> It appears to me that NewTek abused our willingness to add an
> >> > >> optional
> >> > >> external nonfree library, I don't see many better options. See
> >> > >> #7589 and a blog post by a NewTek engineer confirming the issue.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Patch untested.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Please comment, Carl Eugen
> >> > >
> > This patch looks wrong to me.
> > It's seems like removing features for personal opinion.
> This is a lie.
> (I don't care.)
> > Ticket 7589, mention an incorrect build redistribution.
> > So, right way to fix this ticket, will be (for people interesting in this
> > kind of thing)
> > to indicate, what need to be done, in order to have a licence compliant
> > build.
> Again: What message would this send to future license violators?
> Since you are throwing accusations:
> Please remind me how many license violations you have worked on.
> Carl Eugen
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> ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org
Newtek representative says, they will remove the binary from SDK right away
and will stop distributing as its current state with passing their
apologies, while accepting their mistake.
I do not understand that how it is being decided to remove a complete work
against a non-free distribution.
I suggest to not to take immediate harsh actions without fully discussing
the side effects.
Personally, I do not believe they break the license on purpose. If so, they
wouldn't announce it. They would fo as some others do, by trying hide. So
personally, I think removal of code is a very strong decision for this
kind of revertible violation, as Newtek also gets in response asap.
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