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

Steve Lhomme robux4 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 08:39:12 CEST 2017

Maybe even get a handle to that text/list during init. So it's clear
from the beggining of the libvlc calls that this is necessary.

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Steve Lhomme <robux4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Should we add a libvlc entry to retrieve all the mandatory licensing
> text that comes with a particular setup of libvlc ? Fetching the text
> from each lib.
> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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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