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[4]: No worries
by fewt on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 00:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No worries"
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2010-06-09

Please, you're just embarassing yourself now. It's clear you do not understand the GPL one bit. Access to the source code is not the ONLY requirement for redistribution. Another requirement, as has been pointed out 7472846657838364 times in this thread alone, is that no additional restrictions may be placed upon the application, yet, this is exactly what Apple does, e.g. by limiting it to only five devices.

Ergo, Apple, as distributor, is violating the GPL.

This is GPL 101.


Oh, I am embarrassing myself now am I? The only embarrassment here is you Thom. Your lack of professionalism, and your inability to admit when you are wrong is pathetic. You clearly lack any understanding of the GPL v2, as evidenced by your inability to respond to even one of my replies to your nonsense with any facts to support your argument. Like the comment just now about how evil Apple is restricting your rights, no where in the GPL v2 does it state that you have unlimited rights, you only have the rights as defined in the GNU GPL v2 which is why it was necessary to create the GPL v3. You just keep making the same claim over and over though like a broken record somehow expecting a different result.

To quote Albert Einstein; "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. "

Resorting to personal attacks as you have now done just makes you look even more a fool. I left OSNews years ago because the leading writer at the time was bat-shit crazy. I guess nothing has changed, and it is still more important for OSNews to get hits than it is to be credible.

Educate yourself: http://gplv3.fsf.org/rms-why.html

Edited 2010-11-02 01:05 UTC

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