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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RE: the 'spirit' of gpl
by Valhalla on Mon 1st Nov 2010 18:09 UTC in reply to "the 'spirit' of gpl"
Valhalla
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If the 'legality' of the licence doesnt allow this means of distribution, I would argue its the Licence that is wrong and needs updating.

A licence that exists to protect rights of end users should change to accomodate a locked-in environment which places huge restrictions on end users? Are you serious?

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