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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No worries
by TADS on Mon 1st Nov 2010 18:07 UTC
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No worries, even if Apple pulls VLC from the app store, the developers can just distribute it from their own site.

After all, why should users suffer the loss of a kick ass, useful, application just because of some inconsequential[1] licensing terms?

Just check the box stating that you're a consenting adult willing to install non-app store applications and... oh... wait.

[1] In this case the spirit of the GPL is, I believe, upheld. The source code is available and you can get to it from the application itself.

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