[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-soc] Attention: FFMPEG bkeak License Agreement. You break the law.

Kostya kostya.shishkov
Mon Sep 8 12:44:57 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 10:52:07AM +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 10:36:46AM +0200, Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
> [...]
> > By French Law, writing a Nellymoser decoder by reverse engineering is
> > completely legal if it's for interoperability purposes.
> I don't want you stop having your fun, but why do you respond someone
> who:
> 1) posts from a random gmail account
> 2) does not even _claim_ to have any rights in this case
> 3) does not even cite the license agreement this is supposed to be based
> on
> 4) offers no proof or even indication why this code should have been
> developed in a illegal way, assuming the validity of the license agreement,
> nor stating (assuming that quoted product was involved at all) why the license
> agreement would make the resulting code illegal instead of just giving right
> to sue who did the reverse engineering for damages.
> 5) is unable to even state in a comprehensible way wtf they want (no,
> even after reading several times I am not completely sure about it -
> that the part quoted from ffmpeg.org was not marked as such does not
> help)
> I am all for taking such stuff seriously, but this "request" is beyond
> ridiculous.

I'd like to do as The Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/legal) - ridicule
and ignore.
> Greetings,
> Reimar Doeffinger

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