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

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Wed Dec 17 22:56:45 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            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [comment:20 gjdfgh]:
 > Since this company already published a product with the license
 violation included, doesn't this mean they are required to hand over the
 full source code of the product to anyone who requests it?

 From a (continental) European point-of-view:
 No, there is no indication that Digimetrics ever wanted to comply with the
 GPL, so there is no contract between FFmpeg and Digimetrics under the
 terms of the GPL so FFmpeg can make no claims based on the GPL.

 The situation in the US may or may not be different.


Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4177#comment:21>
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