[FFmpeg-user] Copyright issues iFFmpeg

Jieyun Fu jieyunfu at gmail.com
Sun May 1 22:14:13 CEST 2011

Let's turn down the volume here and stop yelling at each other. I believe
Johannes started the discussion for good will.

Johannes: In my humble opinion, the difference is that iffmpeg does not
contain any ffmpeg binaries. It does not try to "steal" ffmpeg code or
algorithms. It is just selling the ffmpeg GUI.

Correct me if I were wrong. Thanks.

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>wrote:

> Am 01.05.2011 21:57, schrieb Johannes Frotscher:
> > I do not have a problem
> of course, your problem is not understand what you speaking about
> > I do not care much just as to inform you what illegal practices are going
> on
> this is bullshit
> > A mere GUI for a solid program it is, precisely the point, you cannot
> sell software which uses the main
> > functionality of another software and effectively braking the license
> agreement and copyright originator.
> where does it break anything?
> it does not selling ffmpeg, it sells a gui
> > You might have a problem here. There have been cases where companies have
> used FFmpeg in
> > their products. These companies found out that once you start trying to
> make money from
> > patented technologies, the owners of the patents will come after their
> licensing fees.
> > Notably, MPEG LA is vigilant and diligent about collecting for
> MPEG-related technologies."
> you should try to understand what you read
> no line here says that any ffmpeg-copyright is the problem the problem ist
> that some inside
> ffmpeg useses algoritms which where somebody like MPEG LA holds patents and
> as long ffmpeg
> is downloaded as source there is no problem - if you include FFMPEG AS
> BINARY even
> with totally untouched source you can have a problem with MPEG LA no
> ffmpeg-license
> again: you are speaking bullshit as long we are speak about a GUI
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