[vlc-devel] [PACKAGERS] Do not redistribute VLC with VPX
remi at remlab.net
Sat May 29 14:04:39 CEST 2010
This is a gentle reminder that the current libvpx is not compatible with the
GNU General Public License version 2, that VLC uses. In practice, you can
compile VLC with libvpx, but you are not legally entitled to distribute the
resulting binaries to any third party.
Please remove any GPLv2 VLC binary including libvpx from distribution.
Otherwise, you may be prosecuted for copyright infringement.
Upgrading the VLC license to GPL version 3 might solve the problem. However
the FSF has not confirmed (to my knowledge) whether this is compatible or not
this far. So I would advise you don't do that until further notice.
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