[vlc-devel] vlc: Windows install and GPL dialog box - unfortunate "I agree" button

Jari Aalto jari.aalto at cante.net
Fri Mar 27 15:43:35 CET 2009

At install phase under Windows, the GPL dialog box contains button

    "I agree"

The opposite would be "I disagree", but both "Agree" and "disagree" pose
a problem because GPL does not need to agreed on or diagreed on in order
to be able to run the software.

In this regard GPL is not EULA[1][2], which, must be agreed/disagreed.

I would like to propose that the button text simply reads:

    [>> Next]

An example of similar Windows installation, which uses dialog to
announce GPL:

    [Windows installer picture]



[1] GPL is not EULA thread

    Resolution of the discussion: ... But I agree, it should merely make
    you aware of the licence, and not accept it.

[2] GPL is not EULA


    To help substantiate the point that the GPL is not an EULA (section 0,
    paragraph 2):

    Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
    covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of
    running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the
    Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on
    the Program (independent of having been made by running the
    Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.


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