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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by kfet on Sun 9th Jan 2011 11:35 UTC
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This is really a huge pile of FUD.

Apple's TOS are not agains sharing code in any way, what one of the lead VLC developers complained about was imposed DRM on the end users. So, Apple changed it's ToS, and still this guy sends them a copyright infrigment notification, instead of sending it to Applidium. So Apple takes it down, of course.

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