[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Abuse on the ApplicationCatalog page

From: Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) David.Weinehall at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 5 10:48:06 EEST 2006
On tis, 2006-04-04 at 16:08 -0700, ext Aaron Levinson wrote:
> Some of you may have noticed that a certain application keeps on being 
> added and removed to the ApplicationCatalog page on the Wiki.  Originally, 
> someone (presumably the author) added Nokia Media Studio to the page.  
> Then, someone else removed the application.  This has occurred several 
> times since, and the remover has attached the following comments to 
> different removals: "This is not Nokia 770 software.  And it violates the 
> licensing of at least ffmpeg" and "it was not a 770 app".

After a quick check of the "Nokia" Media Studio homepage, it seems that:

o The software is commercial
o The software is not from Nokia (and thus possibly a Trademark
o The software is Windows-only
o The homepage lists the 770 as a phone...

*If* it's based on ffmpeg, this is the license clash:

"This software may only be used to convert personally owned content .
Makayama Software supports Fair Use."


Of course, since the software seems to have the purpose of just
converting media to formats that take less space, they could list just
about every device that has a media-player, nothing Nokia specific
there.  I would definitely not consider this in any way related to
Maemo, except possibly by accident.  In fact, if this is to be
considered Maemo-related, we might as well allow listing of Photoshop,
Final Cut, CuBase, etc...

I don't see *any* justifiable reason for listing this software.

Regards: David Weinehall

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