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

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Mon Dec 10 20:05:43 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 Cigaes):

 That is not enough. You distributed software without complying with the
 license. Furthermore, since you explicitly set ```--enable-nonfree```, it
 cannot be considered an honest mistake.

 Therefore, according to the clauses of the GPL, you lost all rights to
 distribute any FFmpeg-based and x264-based code. Furthermore, you lost the
 goodwill of the community.

 cehoyos just gave you an ultimatum: comply retroactively with the terms of
 the GPL, and you will win back the goodwill. If you do not, then we will
 acknowledge that you do not want our goodwill and stop providing its

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7589#comment:28>
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