[vlc-devel] Formal complaint - censorship

Romain Goyet r.goyet at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 12:10:33 CEST 2010


A few things :

 - First, everyone know what you did. Including yourself, obviously.
Your post on planet.videolan.org was meant to be understood as a PR
from VideoLAN. While clearly it is not. It's your only your own
personnal feeling. So go post that on your own personal blog.

 - Now I really don't get all the hatred. MobileVLC is licensed under
GPLv2. All the sourcecode is open, and _anyone_ can download the
source and tinker with it. Now _some people_ assert that Apple
distributing an app is a violation of the GPL. This remains to be

 - Last, but not least : in the "spirit" of the GPL, I really can't
see where things don't work. Sources are open, anyone can modify,
rebuild, and run. For instance, if the app was submitted on a
"jailbroken appstore" like Cydia, the deal wouldn't be any

 - Romain

2010/10/26 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> To whom it may concern,
>   Hello,
> This is a formal complaint against whoever unilaterally decided to take my
> RSS feed out and then shut down planet.videolan.org
> I demand immediate restoration and apologies. This is called censorship.
> Yesterday, Rémi Durraffort asked for better transparency in the project
> management. I could only agree with him. And that's what we got since then.
> I have to say I am extremely disappointed.
> Best regards to everyone else.
> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net
> http://fi.linkedin.com/in/remidenis
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