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: the 'spirit' of gpl
by mrhasbean on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:30 UTC in reply to "the 'spirit' of gpl"
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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.

OK, so let me get this right. Apple change their terms to allow GPL apps but because they're restricting the end user from redistributing the binary which anyone else can obtain for free from the iTunes store anyway this is grounds to challenge the whole thing? Sounds like geeks being wankers for the sake of being wankers.

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