[FFmpeg-devel] New project using ffmpeg

Cezary Falba cezary
Wed Feb 6 09:50:50 CET 2008

On 5 Feb 2008, at 23:54, Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 08:58:23AM +0000, Cezary Falba wrote:
>> On 22 Jan 2008, at 08:37, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 04:38:47PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>> In one of my mails I asked you whether you used FFmpeg in GPL  
>>>> mode or
>>>> not.  You never answered my question.  I looked myself, this is the
>>>> output of the Windows version you use:
>>>> FFmpeg version SVN-r8797, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice  
>>>> Bellard, et al.
>>>> configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler
>>>> --enable-pthreads --enable-liba52 --enable-avisynth --enable-libdts
>>>> --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libgsm --enable- 
>>>> libmp3lame
>>>> --enable-libnut --enable-libogg --enable-libtheora --enable- 
>>>> libvorbis
>>>> --enable-x264 --enable-xvid --enable-amr_nb
>>>> --enable-amr_wb --cpu=i686 --enable-memalign-hack --extra- 
>>>> ldflags=-static
>>>> So you are using it in GPL mode, but what is more important is  
>>>> that you
>>>> also compile with libamr support, which is non-free and not
>>>> redistributable.  As long as you keep distributing this binary  
>>>> you are
>>>> violating the copyright of 3GPP.
>>>> I'm going to make you a numbered list of issues and questions,  
>>>> maybe this
>>>> way you will find it easier to address all of them.
>>>> 0. You are using libamr.  That's entirely your problem, but you  
>>>> are in
>>>>  breach of copyright.
>>>> 1. You are still not providing FFmpeg source code.  You need to  
>>>> provide
>>>>  the exact source code you are using, including any modifications.
>>>>  Pointing at our homepage or Subversion repo is *not* enough.
>>>> 2. If you continue using FFmpeg in GPL mode, the license of your  
>>>> program
>>>>  becomes the GPL.  You have to update your licenses accordingly.
>>>> 3. The OS X installer is broken, at least on OS X 10.4.11, I have  
>>>> no way
>>>>  to verify your claims that you fixed its other issues.
>>>> 4. Have you read the LGPL?  The GPL?  The GPL FAQ?
>>> I haven't heard from you in over two weeks.  Are you going to  
>>> address
>>> the issues I pointed out above?
>> Off course Diego - I'm working on all of them. Mac version is  
>> mostly done
>> and I'm finishing windows one.
>> I just didn't want to bother you with incomplete stuff.
> Another two weeks have passed without news from you.  What's it  
> going to
> be?  Especially points 1 and 2 can be solved very quickly and are
> essential to satisfy FFmpeg's licensing terms.
> It's soon going to be 5 months since we pointed all of this out to you
> and you still do not comply with our license.  If this does not get
> resolved shortly we will have to find other ways of dealing with you.
> So far my patience has gotten me nowhere.
> Diego

Good morning Diego,

I've just uploaded new versions of software and source codes.
Libamr is no longer used.
Source codes now include FFmpeg source as well as x264 and lame (with  
a proper note on website).
There is also information about confguration used and instructions how  
to make programs.
Licences have been updated to GPL.
OS X installer has bug but it's not me but XCode Package maker which  
thinks 4.11 is smaller than 4.6. I'm working on a workaround for that.
Please also note that this software may not be released as there is no  
longer need for it.
And yes - I have read LGPL and GPL but please understand that I'm just  
a junior developer not a lawyer.

Kind regards,

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