[FFmpeg-devel] Video playback on iPhone

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Mon Feb 2 22:42:15 CET 2009

Hi Aurel,

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Aurelien Jacobs <aurel at gnuage.org> wrote:
> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Steven Woolley <woobert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > haven't
>> > seen much at all about orb networks (with their orb live iphone app and the
>> > orb server application) which appears to violate both the GPL and LGPL.  I'm
>> > very interested in being able to play live video on the iPhone so their
>> > compliance would (possibly) be of great worth to me personally.  There's
>> > already a bug filed, https://roundup.ffmpeg.org/roundup/ffmpeg/issue766 and
>> > I've sent feedback on the iTunes store Regarding it but heard nothing back
>> > from orb.
>> Did anyone contact them? I can give it a try later today if nobody has yet.
> I did, at the time I posted issue766. I had an answer. They were willing to
> fix the situation and to comply to the LGPL, but stated that it would certainly
> take them quite some time. I haven't seen anything happening since then.

In my experience, it's boilerplate template for "we don't want to fix
it, go away" and "it's solved until the next time they complain". Do
you have contact info and details on who you spoke to and what was
agreed? I have done some license compliance for mjpegtools in the
past, and have always insisted that if it takes "quite some time" to
fix it, then they should take down the software for "quite some time".
They generally will suddenly be able to fix it that same week.


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