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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Apple GPL violations
by TechGeek on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 02:34 UTC
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There is also another violation that Apple does that wasn't brought up here. Apple adds DRM code to each app that they sell. That DRM on GPL'd software would also have to be GPL'd. As they aren't disclosing the source of the DRM, they are again in violation of the GPL. You can't mix GPL code with proprietary code and distribute it.

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