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

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Sep 26 10:25:51 CEST 2017


On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, at 08:57, RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> From my PoV, 4-clauses BSD and the likes are unusable unless the final
> packagers review their licensing terms. That is Due Diligence. However it
> is our moral and possibly legal duty to help them not accidentally
> violate copyrights.


> tl;dr: the only viable (to me) options are what we have now (manual
> patching), or adding a disabled by default --enable-adv-clause to
> bootstrap.

I'd say we need the --enable-adv-clause tbh.

And add a f**king big warning in the libvlc docs.

The issue I see is that there is no alternative at all to Freetype.


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