Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Relicensing libVLC and VLC modules from GPL to LGPL

This talk will speak about the work we've done in order to relicense an important part of the VLC framework from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+ It will detail the reasons behind that change, the history of this change, and the important work and tasks accomplished to contact all developers in a no-copyright-assignment project in order to relicense to a more permissive license. It will also speak of the usual legal issues we have with VLC, notably on software patents and DRM breakage.


Jean-Baptiste Kempf