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.
Permalink for comment 448030
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by Headrush on Mon 1st Nov 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
Headrush
Member since:
2006-01-03

Do the math. Apple imposes restrictions on what you can do with the binary, through both technological measures (DRM) as well as through its ToS.

This isn't rocket science, people.

Isn't the DRM more like a wrapper for inclusion in App Store. The VLC source+Cocoa additions can still be freely posted?

If the above is true can't any person easily take and modify said code as it would be freely available and an iOS developer membership for personal use is free also?

Reply Parent Score: 2