[vlc-devel] Reaction to the VLC on iOS issue

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Wed Nov 3 20:41:21 CET 2010


It's becoming clear that the AppStore terms and conditions can be
reasonably interpreted as incompatible with the GPL. Considering that
it's a little late to avoid the issue, what should VideoLAN do?

 - Do PR pushing for keeping VLC on the AppStore despite the possible
   GPL violation, for the sake of the users
 - Convince Rémi (and any follower) to drop their claims against Apple
   to solve the issue and keep VLC on the AppStore
 - Try to smother the issue, hoping that VLC will stay on the AppStore
 - Do nothing at all because we don't care/won't bother/can't agree
 - Make amends for the mess, and try to minimize involvement to avoid
   bad PR impact
 - Without doing PR, make moves to support GPL rights and work around
   the abuse: write a wrapper EULA for the GPL, reaffirm violated
   rights in the about box...
 - Do PR pushing for Apple relaxing their terms
 - Organize something to sue Apple

Any other ideas? Another question, does LGPL licensing change anything?


Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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