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[3]: That isn't quite right
by tetek on Sat 8th Jan 2011 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That isn't quite right"
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-Software developers are forbidden from distributing their software (source included) outside of the App Store. So every software on the App Store which is not closed source is illegal and it's Apple's right to remove it whenever they want.


Only the second statement is correct. Quoted above is not. I just checked developer agreement and there isn't anything about code. There is only notice about distributing application - you can't distribute it i.e. in cydia.

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