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[2]: That isn't quite right
by JAlexoid on Sun 9th Jan 2011 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE: That isn't quite right"
JAlexoid
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I'm pretty sure that creator(s) of GPL hadn't this in mind when they wanted to create a free software for everyone.


Really? Richard Stallman is, thankfully, still alive and well, so we can ask him... We don't need to resort to anything paranormal...

And based on his comments, presentations and articles that is this is exactly what he wanted.

PS: The FSF, where the GPL was created and where RMS is The Big Kahuna, have already made a statement on the issue. And it ain't pro-Apple.

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