Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Relicensing VLC to LGPL

Jean-Baptiste Kempf:

This is a crazy task, because every developer keeps all its rights, and VideoLAN has little rights on VLC. This involves contacting a few hundred developers, some who were active only 10 years ago, some with bouncing mails, and people spread across continents, countries, languages, OS…

See also parts 2 and 3.

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[...] Link. Vive la difference. by jgordon on November 20, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in share Tagged pinboard [...]

This is terrible. GPL is a perfect license for a project like VLC. Going down to LGPL will now make it much harder to incorporate other open source components into it.

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