[vlc-devel] STOP! Think. Act... (was Re: Formal complaint -censorship)

Juho Vähä-Herttua juhovh at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 19:02:49 CEST 2010

On 27.10.2010, at 19.49, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:
> From the Lastest AppStore terms:
> You agree that
> the terms of the Licensed Application End User License Agreement will
> apply to each Apple Product and to each Third-Party Product that you
> license through the App Store Service, unless the App Store Product is
> covered by a valid end user license agreement entered into between you
> and the licensor of the App Store Product (the “Licensor”), in which
> case the Licensor’s end user license agreement will apply to that App
> Store Product. 
> Read the unless part.

I'd like to note that GPL is not really an EULA, because it only covers redistribution and not end use. Therefore the Apple EULA applies for the current VLC binary and it seems to conflict with GPL since it also involves restrictions on distribution.

I'm not able to check the facts well since I'm on my iPhone and it's not convenient. But specifying an EULA that would allow all uses according to local laws and GPL might be a workaround, at least it should be considered carefully. I still believe the current VLC binary violates GPL, but I would hate to see it disappear.


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