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

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Jun 30 16:17:12 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 07:28:55PM +0100, Patrice Bensoussan wrote:
> On 29 Jun 2009, at 10:23, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 12:02:58PM +0100, Patrice Bensoussan wrote:
> >>
> >>On 25 Jun 2009, at 22:46, Brian Crowell wrote:
> >>
> >>>If you don't think you're in violation of 2b, then at least make  
> >>>sure
> >>>that you are not in violation of section 3, and that your program
> >>>comes with the Ffmpeg source code or an offer for it.
> >>
> >>OK, thanks. This is done. Also included the correct license file  
> >>which
> >>should fix Issue 1227.
> >
> >one word: fail
> Thank you for being so constructive and helpful. This really helps.

You are welcome.  Thank you for showing ignorance and disrespect by
never bothering to read the license in the first place.

Now I have little motivation to supply you with free legal consulting
services.  My time is valuable and you are not really giving me anything
in return.  Your program is proprietary shareware like many others.  You
do charge others for the results of your time, so do not act as if you
were entitled to receive free labor from others.

Now you are not going to get the easy way out of this.  Hiding 5 lines
of README inside an opaque Mac OS X application bundle is not enough.
You will have to provide source yourself, right next to the place where
people get your application.  Also you should give prominent notice that
you are using FFmpeg and what the licensing terms are.  Then we start


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