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

From: Jussi Kukkonen jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi
Date: Wed Apr 5 14:22:41 EEST 2006
Hi Ted,
Could you set your mail program to use some kind of quoting, like ">"?
Reading your response is quite difficult.

Ted Teah wrote:
> If you download the trial and extract the software in the installer run
> stings | grep copyright on the dll's and you will see results for HP,
> reference to the GPL and ffmpeg.  For any one this is to complex for I
> will send you the results of these commands.  I don't think that maemo
> should encourage the violation of the license which is the foundation
> for the FOSS world.    

ffmpeg itself is totally LGPL. So, using unmodified ffmpeg library in a
proprietary application, without releasing any source, is fine.
 Of course this doesn't mean there aren't other license problems with
the "Nokia" Media Studio, but let's be sure before accusing anyone...

Jussi Kukkonen
<jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi>

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