Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 17:10 UTC
Apple Do you like VLC on your iPhone or iPad? You don't yet have it installed, but want to? Well, then you'd better be quick about it, as some VLC contributors are unhappy with the fact that VLC is distributed through Apple's App Store, violating the GPL the video player is licensed under. At least, that's what some think.
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It is GPL
by sukru on Mon 1st Nov 2010 18:04 UTC
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Wasn't one of the freedoms the ability to sell the code for as much as we want, as long as we keep the license?

For me the situation seems be as absurd as RedHat suing CentOS for copying their code, or maybe Linux kernel developers suing every major router manufacturer on the market, since they cannot put unsigned custom builds.

But unfortunately I don't think Apple will take sides in this discussion, and just pull the plug. ;)

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