[vlc-devel] vlc: Windows install and GPL dialog box - unfortunate "I agree" button
jari.aalto at cante.net
Fri Mar 27 15:43:35 CET 2009
At install phase under Windows, the GPL dialog box contains button
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, which, must be agreed/disagreed.
I would like to propose that the button text simply reads:
An example of similar Windows installation, which uses dialog to
[Windows installer picture]
 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.
 GPL is not EULA
To help substantiate the point that the GPL is not an EULA (section 0,
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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