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: No violation
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 20:43 UTC in reply to "No violation"
Thom_Holwerda
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Sigh.

This isn't about restricting what software can run on your device (Tivoization). It's about placing additional restrictions on how you can use and/or distribute a program licensed under the GPL. It has nothing to do with Tivoization.

GPLv2 section 6:

Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.


Apple does what the part in bold forbids. How can I make this any clearer and simpler? Use my fcuking caps lock key?

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