[vlc-devel] Formal complaint - censorship

Geoffroy Couprie geo.couprie at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 13:02:27 CEST 2010

2010/10/26 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> ----- Message d'origine -----
>>  - 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.
> This is preposterous. I have done numerous PR on behalf of the project. When I do that, I always mention it and use official means: the official website and/or the announcements mailing list. Thdi time I used my personal feed and signed with my lone name.
> I find it disturbing that I am wrongly accused of impersonating the project, while you obviously benefited from advertisment by said project, and I did not. But that is to be expected when the website admins have made themselves party to the argument.

Well, for people outside of VideoLAN,  it looked like an official
statement. Without a sentence like "Warning, this is my own opinion,
not the consensus in VideoLAN", anyone following planet.v.o would
think this is an official decision (moreover with formulations like "a
formal notification of copyright infringement was sent" instead of "I
sent a formal notification").

I won't debate about legal aspects, GPL and Apple's ToS (because
1.IANAL 2.I am not a mindless follower of Stallman 3.I don't really
care about iOS). But I think this was really bad PR, and that you
should at least warn the developers when you're about to release such
a statement.

Best regards,


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