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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I'm not buying a religion or a philosophy

Yes you are (buying a philosophy). You are just not buying free software philosophy but from your post I can see you are buying a philosophy.
I don't use GPL'ed software because I find the GPL license and the associated fanatic movement repulsive.

You are totally buying a religion/philosophy: the one that says the viral license is evil.
In this very case with VLC, it was inferior to OPlayer (HD). Thus for me, nothing of value was lost. I don't mind paying its price to the developer, and most certainly I won't make a fuss over its source code.
Free/open source/proprietary software is not about price. If you don't mind and can afford it you should donate to the free software projects you use that accept donations. This is your best interest to do so.

What you are saying is wrong. You said you are not buying a philosophy but that you hate free software but that non-free open source and proprietary software are ok, without context and that is a philosophy.

If you really don't want to go into philosophy or politics your should just use software based on what you need and are allowed to use depending on the license and not based on your own philosophy/politics.

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