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[7]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by Adurbe on Mon 1st Nov 2010 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
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I will answer myself

One restriction is the ability to install only on a limited number of devices.

This is a purchase restriction which Does go against the GPL granted rights. The GPL licence then does give you the right to circumvent that restriction in order to meet the GPL.

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