[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] contrib: FreeType: require GPL

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Sep 26 00:53:46 CEST 2017


On Mon, 25 Sep 2017, at 20:31, RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> So unless you patch the LibVLC app to advertise FreeType, the only option
> is GPL, IIUC.

> If somebody really knows what s/he is doing, i.e. actually adds the 
> advertisement clause in his/her non-GPL app, s/he can manually revert
> this  patch in his/her downstream LibVLC fork. That does not sound like a safe 
> assumption in upstream IMO.

This is a bit problematic, tbh, for most of the users of libVLC, that
need to display text...

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