[FFmpeg-devel] license violator seeking help to continue his behavior

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Mon Jun 29 21:06:03 CEST 2009


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Patrice
Bensoussan<patrice.bensoussan at free.fr> wrote:
> Thanks for your comment Ronald. The thing is I don't point to ffmpeg website
> to get the source. I have included an offer to distribute the source upon
> request, which is an alternative offered by the GPL license. The sources I
> have used to compile my binary are stored on a CD, and I can make a copy to
> anyone who requests it. Not sure this is what Diego was referring to...

Maybe he couldn't find the README? Is the README accessible from the
UI somewhere?

Now that we're on the subject: please be reminded you that you
originally violated the conditions of the (L)GPL (you even admitted
that), and thus by section 8 of LGPLv2.1, you have already lost all
(re)distribution rights. We may reinstate those whenever we wish, but
that is up to the license holders that voided your permission in the
first place (in this case: Diego, and the rest of us). It is not up to
you, not even if you are currently in compliance of the original
terms. Therefore, you can not declare the issue as "fixed" - only we
(as license holders) can. You are currently still in violation of the
LGPLv2.1 section 8, even though you may have resolved all issues that
initially brought you in violation (section 1, 2, 3, etc.). Like Diego
said: read the license.

I'm sure Diego will help in resolving the issue once you've read and
understood the LGPL/GPL, but you'll have to be a little patient
because he's probably very busy with other things as well.


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