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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vtolkov
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2006-07-26

Absolutely agree. I like the "SRM" analogy. Exactly!

Another thing, that BSD license only require you to respect the author. And you can do whatever you want with this code, but you have to respect the author by mentioning his name. Like if you cite someone in your publication, you need to give a reference. But GPL is opposite, it values code as the only value, not its authors, there are no names, there is only code and when this code touches another code it also becomes GPLed. Kind of "bite of GPL". I also avoid GPL as a developer, because I consider this non-ethical and antihuman.

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