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

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Tue Dec 4 00:11:14 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:18 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.
 I don't think it can be argued that !NewTek ever wanted to comply with the
 GPL when they decided to distribute a binary based on FFmpeg and x264
 source code. Therefore no contract ever came into effect between the
 FFmpeg developers and !NewTek and therefore you cannot demand any
 obligations that result from such a contract.
 ''Der Dieb schuldet nicht.''

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7589#comment:19>
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