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

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Mon Dec 3 23:49:27 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 JEEB):

 Replying to [comment:15 cehoyos]:
 > Replying to [comment:14 JEEB]:
 > > Of course, now, the fun little thing after you have published a binary
 like this, is that I think technically anyone who received this binary can
 request the full code under the GPL - including your NDI library. Of
 course IANAL, but ┐(´д`)┌.
 > This is not true in (continental) Europe.

 I would really love it if you were more verbose about this. If the binary
 package contained the NDI library as well as the FFmpeg binary that was
 specifically set to be GPL, I would think these two would constitute a set
 of derivative work.

 Also if the build was clearly meant to work with a dynamically loaded
 library, but was not explicitly linked against it (furthered by the fact
 that they'd be distributed together), I'd think the generally idea of a
 "derivative work" would apply in this case as well.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7589#comment:18>
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