[FFmpeg-trac] #7589(undetermined:new): NewTek distributing non-free FFmpeg build

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Mon Dec 3 20:31:52 EET 2018

#7589: NewTek distributing non-free FFmpeg build
             Reporter:  Zeranoe      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  new
  violation                          |                Component:
             Priority:  important    |  undetermined
              Version:  unspecified  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:  NewTek       |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [comment:2 across]:
 > Thanks a lot for this bug report and I sincerely apologize if we have
 done anything at all that was not correct, that certainly was not the goal
 at all.

 This is hard to believe but I accept it.

 > We included ffmpeg pre-compiled in our SDK purely as a convenience for
 users (we have had hundreds of requests for this) and we took care to
 avoid misrepresenting anything.

 I don't think this is useful as an answer to us informing you that you are
 violating our copyright.
 ''Sorry for distributing [put your favorite blockbuster here], we had
 hundreds of requests!

 > Ultimately we just have a very large number of people who want to use
 NDI with ffmpeg and do not want the hassle of working out how to compile

 > Our preferred goal would always be to find a way for others to do this

 I don't think this is true, would you like to elaborate on what you write

 > and we changed out header files to an MIT license and our run-time
 libraries are an entirely separate download that has entirely separate

 How is this related?

 > Regardless, if someone wants to contact us we're more than happy to do
 whatever the ffmpeg community wants here.

 Honestly? No, I prefer to spend time on fixing bugs, not on contacting
 people who violate my copyright.

 > Our ultimate goal is to make things easy for everyone and help anyone
 who wants to use NDI have an easy way to do so. Feel free to each out to
 me if anyone wants to talk about the best way to handle this and we are
 open to helping in any way we can (across AT newtek DOT com.)

 Did you already stop violating our copyright by distributing non-free
 binaries based on FFmpeg source code?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7589#comment:6>
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