[vlc-devel] Informational note on GPL versions

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Fri Nov 10 17:06:14 CET 2006


There's been some informal discussions about VLC's GPL versioning on IRC 
this afternoon. I've had a quick look at the licenses of most of our 
dependencies (but definitely not all, and definitely neither fully 

At least the following dependencies seem to be distributed under GPL 
version 2 with NO provision for later versions:

libsysfs seems to be LGPL v>=2.1 though some part of its source package 
are GPL v==2. As a funny (well not really) note, lirc is GPLv>=1.

So, de-facto, VLC is already GPLv==2 (unless you remove some plugins).

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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