[vlc-devel] WARNING: VLC is being sold without permission!!
xxcv07 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 13:14:12 CEST 2009
Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> First, could you stop thinking that you are the only ones that have a
> brain around here? Some of you are very good coders, but as soon as you
> get out of coding, you stop thinking...
> OF course, we have looked at those issues... What do you think?
> That we are stupid?
> First, they have the right to resell VLC (see eBay issue). And they more
> or less comply to the GPL.
> Then, they usually don't provide the source on their websites.
> Then, they are delibaretly confusing the users.
> Finally, they have usually extra licenses, incompatible with the GPL.
> So, now what?
There are some possibilities (or infinite) that :
1. Videolan.org is corrupted with somebody (or more) behind this.
2. Since a number of you've started to think that it is right, then
you're a potential suspect... and you put Copyright on the GPL'd VLC
source code, actually meant nothing.
3. Yes, this topic have no ending.
> I mean, what?
> After blablating about it, now WHAT are YOU going to do to fix this?
> Those websites, are usually held by companies, in Florida, Mexico,
> Delaware or small caribean islands.
> They DON'T answer to mail. They DON'T give the source, because they
> DON'T answer to mail.
> Try that one http://www.vlc-mediaplayer.com/, read
> http://www.vlc-mediaplayer.com/Termes-et-conditions.htm and
> http://www.vlc-mediaplayer.com/Politique-du-Secret.htm, who is just a
> translation of Google Confidential policy...
> Try this one http://www.2009fr.com/cgu.html
> Try a whois on them, try to have an answer to any of your mails...
> Then, speak up. and then, sue, if you find someone to sue.
> The only one who can actually do something against those websites are
> - The registars, ahhahahahahh, ok that was funny.
> - Google, by refusing those adwords... Yeah, that is going to happen...
> - Us, by having a registered certificate during the windows Installer.
> 500€, but people ignore the security warnings (of course, VLC has no
> such certificate so far, and it works fine...)
> - Us, by trying again and again to shutdown those websites.
> - Us, by providing at least ONE translated page in some languages.
> Best Regards,
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