[FFmpeg-trac] #5141(undetermined:open): Eltima violates GPL

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Thu May 5 13:56:07 CEST 2016

#5141: Eltima violates GPL
             Reporter:  llogan       |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  open
  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:17 annabrooks]:
 > 1) Users can find the list of all  third-party components and their
 licenses here http://wiki.eltima.com/user-guides/elmedia-mac/third-party-

 And this page is linked from the EULA which makes sense (it could be part
 the EULA but it arguably does not have to be). But how are the users made
 aware of the EULA?

 > 2) You can find such information here: http://wiki.eltima.com/software-

 This contains the following text:
 The Software contains components that were created by third parties and
 that are governed by the third-party licenses.
 This is a definition that explains that the software you distribute
 contains parts that were not created by you but by third parties (which is
 correct and ok).
 The Software as a whole is governed by EULA by Eltima Software (see
 I don't think this is ok: FFmpeg is part of ''The Software'' but it is not
 governed by Eltima Software.

 > 3) We mentioned this in our previous messages? Did you check them?

 I am quite sure I checked them. (But see above about my real point.)

 > http://wiki.eltima.com/user-guides/elmedia-mac/third-party-libs.html

 This site contains no link to the MPlayer sources you used.

 > Elmedia Player.app/Contents/Resources/Licenses/Credits.txt

 Does this file really contain a link to the used MPlayer sources (and the
 other components)?

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