Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Multimedia, AV This is a problem I hadn't yet heard of, so it fascinates me to no end. We all know VLC, right? It's one of the best video players out there, and while I myself generally just install the K-Lite Codec Pack, VLC is definitely a good alternative - and pretty much the norm on Linux. They're having a problem, though: malicious folk are bundling VLC with malware, offering it up for download as the official VLC, and misleading users in the process. Not only does this violate the GPL - it's pretty damn low, too.
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Does it violates GPL?
by martini on Mon 11th Jul 2011 22:07 UTC
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thanks the heads up, very interesting news.

I agreed with you that this is low. But how does it violates the GPL license? are this scammers modifying VLC source code to included malware and not released the source code under the same license?

Or the malware is on the installer as an include binary for Windows?

Or it is because this scammers are violating the VLC name trademark?

Edited 2011-07-11 22:19 UTC

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