Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 8th Jan 2011 19:28 UTC, submitted by sjvn
GNU, GPL, Open Source Some people swore to me that just because the free-software General Public License (GPL) clashes with the Apple App Store's Terms of Service (ToS), didn't mean that Apple would actually pull down GPLed apps. Well, Apple just did. Remi Denis-Courmont, a Linux developer of the popular VLC media player, has just announced that Apple had pulled the popular GPLed VLC media player from its App Store.
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RE: That isn't quite right
by vivainio on Sat 8th Jan 2011 21:25 UTC in reply to "That isn't quite right"
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They requested Apple to (a) change the policies of the store or (b) remove the software from it, and they got exactly that. Then they complained.

People complaining are different from people who were asking for these things.

I see the path Apple took (pulling the app) as the only sensible one. The app shouldn't have been pushed to the app store in the first place.

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