[FFmpeg-devel] Possible violation of FFmpeg's license by Transgaming's Cider

Rich Felker dalias
Sat Dec 22 19:56:30 CET 2007

On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 03:16:59PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Personally i dont mind how source is provided as long as it is in a reasonable
> way ...
> but, when i click on:
> "CVS download instructions" i reach a page telling me
> "You must read this carefully and agree to it all before you can download the software on this site. "
> I dont have to agree to the LGPL or any of the other hundread licenses
> on that page. This does not exempt them from the requirement of providing
> the source to me (if i had the binary that is)!
> oddly viewcvs is not behind such clickthrough, but i failed to find any
> ffmpeg code in there, anyone knows in which directory/file it is?

CVS is not acceptable anyway unless their documentation specifies
exactly what revision number/date the binary was built from. They have
an obligation to provide the exact source used to build the binaries
they distribute, not some random "latest current" version which might
or might not be the same as the binaries a user obtained.


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