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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This is true of all software, not just Apple. In fact, it's true of your digital media too. Buy a Blu-Ray disc at Best Buy? Well, you're buying a license to use it on a licensed playback device for personal purposes and home viewing in a specific geographic region...

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