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[6]: That isn't quite right
by vivainio on Sat 8th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: That isn't quite right"
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And I don't think that Apple will lose. Nor the "more open ecosystems" will thrive. Average Joe just lost the app and he won't even know about it. The hole will be covered by other apps. That's all.

Yeah, no long term harm done. Apart from the developers that ported the software over to iOS, I bet they are not happy with this turn of events. Next time, look before you leap ;-).

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