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

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Wed Dec 5 17:34:54 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 michael):

 ive been asked about my opinion about this issue ...

 I think it would be wise from newtek to release libndi under the GPL or a
 compatible license. The alternative wise thing for newtek would be to hire
 a lawyer from the FSF.

 Also legal threats for reverse engeneering are not wise. I know no details
 of this case but if the impression I got from what ive read is
 representative and if i was in charge at newtek i would search for a new
 employee to replace whoever sent that legal threat. I mean this was not in
 the interest of newtek at all.

 about removing or keeping the code, this is the decision of the community
 not mine

 just my 2 cents as i was asked.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7589#comment:23>
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