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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So, please explain, what exactly is your reason for avoiding GPL code? I'm peplexed, I truly am.

This is likely going to end a flamewar, I wouldn't have responded to this guy if I were you... he didn't even give a reason; classic example of flamebait.

It's clear he just has blind hatred toward the GPL and likes sitting in Apple's wallet, doing everything *their* way...

Or maybe he's a proprietary software developer, getting paid to herd his users like sheep, withholding the source from them and forcing paid upgrades at his own will. Either way, I think the guy's purpose for saying that was to fire everyone up.

Don't fall for it. All I can say to the guy is: Who cares? Bend over for Apple and other proprietary companies all you want. I won't.

Edited 2011-01-09 10:52 UTC

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