[FFmpeg-trac] #4050(undetermined:new): Archimedia Master Player violates the GPL

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Fri Jul 31 13:06:41 CEST 2015

#4050: Archimedia Master Player violates the GPL
             Reporter:  kierank      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  new
  violation                          |                Component:
             Priority:  normal       |  undetermined
              Version:  unspecified  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:               |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [comment:17 ctsang]:
 > I was not aware I had specifically request to close this ticket.

 How else would we know that you believe to be in compliance with the
 (L)GPL now?

 > You can verify our use of the libraries by visiting
 www.archimediatech.com and then creating an account in the support site
 and logging in. You can then access the download page. Look at Atlas
 (formally Master Player) and you will see "Copyright information" on the
 page. This will give you the licenses we use. Download and install Atlas
 or Iris (they use the same libraries) and then you can verify the DLLs
 yourselves. You will need a license to actually run the software but the
 DDLs are in the installation folder for you to check.

 If you want your software license reinstated (you need this to legally
 distribute binaries based on FFmpeg source code), please understand that
 you have to provide a permanent link to your installer. Without such a
 link, we would not be able to check if you comply with the (L)GPL in the

 > We have spent considerable time in building the LGPL versions ourselves
 so we are sure we no longer infringe on the GPL license.

 Sorry if you disagree but I don't find this argument very useful: We did
 spent considerable time to write FFmpeg.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4050#comment:18>
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