[FFmpeg-trac] #4177(undetermined:reopened): Digimetrics Hydra Player violates the GPL

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Wed Dec 17 10:48:52 CET 2014

#4177: Digimetrics Hydra Player violates the GPL
             Reporter:  kierank      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  reopened
  violation                          |                Component:
             Priority:  normal       |  undetermined
              Version:  unspecified  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:               |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  1
Analyzed by developer:  0            |
Changes (by cehoyos):

 * cc: HallEstillLaw (added)


 Replying to [comment:16 ericmcarson]:
 > Cehoyos

 Not necessarily related: You will find my name immediately in git and many
 details about me quickly on the internet.

 > I am not randomly closing tickets. I am marking the issue as fixed, just
 as it is resolved.

 Since there are only two relevant states on this bug tracker to make our
 lives easier (open and closed), please understand that it is our
 responsibility to verify that a license violation like yours is resolved.

 > Your ticket reads that Digimetrics' software violates the GPL, which it
 does not in the current distributed form.

 I consider this hairsplitting sentence impertinent, please also read
 paragraph 8 of the LGPLv2 (paragraph 4 of the GPLv2) in this context.

 While I try to calm down, please remove paragraph 4 of your EULA (it is
 not compatible with the LGPL) and provide a link to the download page of
 your installer: This is a precondition to get your license reinstated
 because it will allow us to check future installers from your company.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4177#comment:19>
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