[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] FFmpeg Foundation
Thu Oct 29 14:30:23 CET 2009
On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 09:17 -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2009, at 8:03 AM, Alex Beregszaszi <alex at rtfs.hu> wrote:
> > Well if the whole foundation is US registered (as it looks like) it
> > will
> > be sueable easily by US companies. The foundation should be
> > somewhere in
> > Europe.
> It doesn't hold (c). I've discussed this issue at length with SFLC and
> they don't believe it's much of a real threat. Real / MS would know
> the org is support, not (c) / responsible; the development would
> continue regardless of whether the org exists. And since it doesn't
> hold (c), they'd have to prove that development / RE'ing was a DMCA
> violation happening under supervision of the org. At that time, the
> org didn't even exist! They will surely lose.
> That leaves patent trolls looking for easy cash. I'd say: bring them
> bastards on! The SFLC can offer legal assistance here.
But it could easily own the domains, trademarks, the server equipment,
etc which could be threatened later on.
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