[FFmpeg-devel] Hall of Shame

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Jul 16 12:56:08 CEST 2009

Do not top-post.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 02:53:53AM -0700, Frank Barchard wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Jake Hartz <jake3311 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The program Free YouTube to MP3 Converter from DVDVideoSoft (
> > www.dvdvideosoft.com) uses FFMPEG, although it does not follow the license
> > (no reference to ffmpeg is displayed). Also, there may be other products by
> > DVDVideoSoft that do not follow the FFMPEG license.
> Thanks JakeI wish the license were even more strict, and followed the google
> mantra of do no evil.

You sure have drunk the corporate coolaid...

> Because what is the possible legitimate use here?  I make videos, and I can
> tell you, its to rip music.
> The fact that ffmpeg is open and free makes it an easy target, but we need
> to shut down these use cases, lest we be associated with piracy.  And as
> Natalie Portman would say, pirates are not cool.

Stop using "we" when you express your personal opinions.  You are not
part of the FFmpeg crew.  Furthermore, I can assure you that we do not
share your opinions at all.


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