[FFmpeg-devel] Searching for a ffmpeg BCLO (bastard chief legal officer)
Thu Jan 31 15:44:36 CET 2008
On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:42:33AM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> 2008/1/25, Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx>:
> > Compn wrote:
> > > On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:01:52 +0100, Gabriel Bouvigne wrote:
> > >
> > >> Related:
> > >>
> > >> In the case of Lame, if a quick and diplomatic contact doesn't work,
> > >> we noticed that a mention of the company and product name on our
> > >> website's "Wall of Shame" is quite efficient.
> > >> (It's so efficient that it's currently empty)
> > >
> > > mplayers' list of shame has companies on there for months (some even
> > > years). this is not a deterrent or effective way to defeat them.
> > > http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/projects.html
> > >
> > > but if you wish to try, ffmpeg homepage is in svn, just checkout a copy
> > > and send a patch.
> > > http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg.org/trunk/
> > Here's a crazy idea: Do you think it would get their attention to post
> > downloadable copies of their disassembled binaries in order to
> > flagrantly violate their so-called EULAs (which explicitly prohibit
> > disassembly)?
> > Probably not a big deal. But I have the webspace for it. :)
> Maybe worth to look and check....
> I've not found sources, through some fast overview...
What makes you think it uses ffmpeg? If you have solid evidence that it does
and violate the (L)GPL then open an issue on our issue tracker!
Our BCLO (as soon as we have one) will then contact them and if they dont
react or react inadequatly pass it on to the Software Freedom Law Center.
(at least thats the idea ...)
PS: If noone volunteers for the BCLO position within the next 48h then ill
ask gabuchino if he wants to do it.
Michael GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
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