[FFmpeg-devel] Big companies taking advantage of ffmpeg developers
Thu Aug 23 16:21:55 CEST 2007
from the manual
The Niagara SCX Pro, which contains MPEG-4 encoding technology, is based
on international standard, which is rapidly becoming the format of
choice for fute multimedia solutions. The MPEG-4 implementation in SCX
follows the guidelines of ISO/IEC 14496-2 specifications, which make the
system compatible to the most popular third-party MPEG-4 implementations
that use the MPEG-4, Simple Profile and/or AdvancedSsimple Profile.
Seen that they use ffmpeg for Flash and MPEG-4 encoding.
Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Crypto a ?crit :
>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 02:22:20PM +0200, Crypto wrote:
>>>> I just wonder why some companies refuse to give credit to you, I
>>>> discovered that Viewcast Corporation http://www.viewcast.com have launch
>>>> a new version of their main product Niagara SCX and the only apreciable
>>>> advantage is that now they use ffmpeg with out fiving credit to ffmpeg.
>>>> It's mroe thier licence is agains the LGPL in some terms.
>>> which terms?
>> First they do not give credict as stated on the LGPL and
>> 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you a restricted non-exclusive
>> license with the following rights: Use and Copy. ViewCast grants to you
>> the right to use copies of the ViewCast SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may make
>> copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for backup and archival purposes ONLY.
> It is all about how they define the 'software product'. It is actually
> rather common for Windows software to have EULAs where 'the product'
> means (without saying explicitly so!) the actual proprietary part, while
> the setup also installs some 'redistributable system components' - like
> the latest versions of some MS DLLs; without crediting the 'owner' of
> these components, or protecting them in any way in the EULA. In short,
> they distribute libavcodec.dll etc as if they were MS dlls. Of course we
> (I mean the ffmpeg developpers) dont like that, but maybe they
> (viewcast) dont know any better. Maybe we should gently explain to them
> what the LGPL requires, before we accuse them of 'taking advantage'.
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