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

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Dec 3 23:05:46 EET 2018

Ali KIZIL (2018-12-04):
> Personally, I do not believe they break the license on purpose. If so, they

They are a commercial entity, they have a legal department. "Not on
purpose" is not an excuse for them.

> 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.

The only acceptable response from them now is to comply with the GPL.
This is exactly how the GPL is stated: a failure to comply with the
copyleft clauses rescinds all rights to use the original GPLed code.

Note that they did not only infringe on FFmpeg's license, they also
infringed on x264.


  Nicolas George
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