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Re: Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

On Thu, 28 Aug 2014, Vittorio Giovara wrote:

> On 17/08/2014 18:15, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> > > - you leeching my work by leveraging git merge daily
> > Welcome to the wonderful world of Open Source Luca.
> Sorry but no, definitely no.
> While technically what ffmpeg does is allowed by the (L)GPL, it fundamentally
> goes against the spirit of Open Source. Open source is sharing a common goal,

No. You’re wrong.

The right to fork, and to continue importing from the forked work,
is fundamental to OSS.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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