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[3]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by red_devel on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
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What right have you lost by it being included on the store?

I've lost the right to redistribute that binary to whoever I want, according to Apple's App Store Term of Service. This is in violation of the GPL, both by the letter AND spirit of the law. It should be removed as well as all apps using GPL'd code or Apple should change their policy, period.

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