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[5]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
Thom_Holwerda
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It's not about the code. It's about the binary.

Apple gives you a binary but they do not allow you to do what you want with said binary. They place restrictions through DRM and their ToS. This violates the GPL of said binary.

Again - this is so straightforward I'm feeling I'm wasting my time repeating myself.

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