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It's a *fork* of FFmpeg that is becoming libav
Posted Mar 15, 2011 2:20 UTC (Tue) by donbarry (guest, #10485)
That's the problem with forced renames, a lot of traction is
found in names which have existed for a while -- two years after
that fork a lot of people still don't know the bulk of the
developer community went into forced exile, because you'll
never find a mention of it on the original site, and it never
got the sort of coverage which *fortunately* the Hudson/Jenkins fiasco
got, and which enabled the vast majority of casual devs, and
even casual users, to start tracking to the successor name.
Of course, the value of an established moniker is one thing that
occasionally encourages someone to make a grab, if it's unprotected,
held by a different structure than the community, or some develop
starry $$$ symbols in their eyes.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 16:49 UTC (Tue) by job (guest, #670)
When the developers are gone, it is just a matter of time before the old trademark is worthless.
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