[Libav-bugs] [Bug 9] New: FreeFileOpener violates GPL, non-redistributable and non-free

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Mon Jun 27 16:56:24 CEST 2011


http://bugzilla.libav.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9

           Summary: FreeFileOpener violates GPL, non-redistributable and
                    non-free
           Product: Libav
           Version: git HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: libav-bugs at libav.org
        ReportedBy: theinformer42 at gmail.com


FreeFileOpwner (http://www.freefileopener.com) violates the GPL,
non-redistribution and non-free licenses.

They claim to provide source code of LibAV, and also claim that they use the
LGPL version - both lies.

The "source" page is here:
http://www.freefileopener.com/source.html

The page contains no source code. The download link points to the same page.


The content of a fresh download and install on June 25th, 2011:

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Free File Opener

25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          .
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          ..
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          3rdParty
07-06-2011  18:39           500.224 BeforeUninstall.exe
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          doc
10-04-2011  18:11            31.803 FreeFileOpener.chm
16-06-2011  19:22        11.743.064 FreeFileOpener.exe
21-02-2011  17:25         2.831.424 gdimgplug.dll
21-02-2011  17:25         2.323.520 gdpicturepro5.ocx
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          LibAV
01-02-2011  16:52             1.610 licFFO.lic
11-08-2010  16:10           831.488 tx151.dll
12-07-2010  03:07            90.112 tx151bmp.flt
02-08-2010  03:07           360.448 tx151css.dll
01-07-2010  06:21           790.528 tx151doc.dll
01-07-2010  02:11         1.105.920 tx151dox.dll
12-07-2010  02:08            57.344 tx151gif.flt
02-08-2010  04:03           618.496 tx151htm.dll
12-07-2010  05:00           172.032 tx151ic.dll
16-12-2009  14:02               530 tx151ic.ini
12-07-2010  02:19           200.704 tx151jpg.flt
18-11-2009  03:30           327.680 tx151obj.dll
01-07-2010  02:31           659.456 tx151pdf.dll
12-07-2010  02:19           241.664 tx151png.flt
29-07-2010  06:32           659.456 tx151rtf.dll
12-07-2010  03:50            73.728 tx151tif.flt
10-05-2010  05:01           245.760 tx151tls.dll
12-07-2010  02:16            53.248 tx151wmf.flt
07-09-2009  03:05            65.536 tx151wnd.dll
07-09-2009  02:40           385.024 tx151xml.dll
10-05-2010  03:50           376.832 txole151.ocx
25-06-2011  10:28             7.812 unins000.dat
25-06-2011  10:28           809.758 unins000.exe
12-04-2011  11:20         1.510.912 wPDFView02.dll
12-05-2009  12:07           877.568 wp_type1ttf.dll
              30 File(s)     27.953.681 bytes

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Free File Opener\3rdParty

25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          .
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          ..
05-06-2009  18:51            27.032 License_FFMpeg.txt
15-10-2004  06:05             2.507 License_icons.txt
10-10-2005  16:06            25.284 License_LAME.txt
05-04-2009  23:52             1.450 License_LibGSM.txt
17-06-2004  08:50             1.466 License_LibOGG.txt
19-06-2009  05:42            10.271 License_LibOpencoreAMR.txt
20-07-2007  19:23            24.390 License_LibSDL.txt
23-08-2009  02:58             1.470 License_LibTheora.txt
05-11-2008  04:54             1.470 License_LibVorbis.txt
17-06-2010  22:08             1.496 License_LibVPX.txt
              10 File(s)         96.836 bytes

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Free File Opener\doc

25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          .
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          ..
08-04-2011  16:12           101.704 EULA.rtf
               1 File(s)        101.704 bytes

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Free File Opener\LibAV

25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          .
25-06-2011  10:28    <DIR>          ..
16-02-2011  10:45         9.825.792 avcodec-52.dll
16-02-2011  10:45            56.832 avcore-0.dll
16-02-2011  10:46            16.384 avdevice-52.dll
16-02-2011  10:46           112.640 avfilter-1.dll
16-02-2011  10:46           920.064 avformat-52.dll
16-02-2011  10:46           121.344 avutil-50.dll
16-02-2011  10:46           321.536 SDL.dll
16-02-2011  10:47           222.720 swscale-0.dll
               8 File(s)     11.597.312 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
              49 File(s)     39.749.533 bytes


License_FFMpeg.txt contains the LGPL license, which is wrong. Looking into the
avcodec-52.dll they distribute reveals this:

--prefix=/ffmpeg/Binaries --disable-debug --disable-static --enable-shared
--enable-version3 --enable-avfilter --enable-memalign-hack --enable-avisynth
--enable-libgsm --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb
--enable-libvpx --target-os=mingw32 --extra-cflags=-I/extlib/include
--extra-ldflags=-L/extlib/lib --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libtheora
--enable-libvorbis --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid
--enable-libfaad --enable-nonfree --enable-libfaac


libavcodec license: nonfree and unredistributable

They claim to use the LGPL version on their web site and in their About box.

So, they try to fool you into thinking they are using the LGPL version, but
they are NOT.

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