[FFmpeg-devel] legal representation by the SFLC

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Fri Dec 12 12:28:49 CET 2008

Hi Diego,

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 02:18:53AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> Guys, we have managed to resolve some license infringements amicably,
>> but the time has come to go after the more recalcitrant violators with
>> the help of the SFLC.  If you have copyrights in FFmpeg, please get in
>> contact with
>>   Daniel B. Ravicher < ravicher - at - softwarefreedom - dot - org >
>> and request an engagement letter from him.  He will mail you a PDF
>> that you have to print out and send back signed.  The more people
>> and the larger the portion of copyrights the SFLC represents, the
>> more strength they will have to go after violators in our name.
> OK, since I have had little direct feedback about this, I'd like to know
> who got in contact with the SFLC and who sent them a signed engagement
> letter so that I can estimate the strength we have here...

I did not send any letter because my copyright is only on few files,
and people can easily work around it by just configuring out v4l2 and
the RTP muxer.

Anyway, if the number of people signing the document is important then
I'll do it (next week, because I will have 0 time until monday).

BTW, I am not sure if this would help, but I can happily assign my
copyright to some major developer if this can make things easier to
handle from a legal point of view (I think I can have an "Author: Luca
Abeni" line in the file header, and then a "Copyright <some other


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