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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"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.

Am I so wrong that I don't see a relation here?
You said that you don't buy a philosophy and that you avoid any free software. In other words, you buy software because they are not free. If software A is free and software B is not free, you will buy B because you don't like the philosophy behind software A, or we can say because you like the philosophy behind B better.
If you buy a software because you like the philosophy behind it better they you are actually buying philosophy. You just bought B because it was not free software, you bought the philosophy that "free software is evil". That is another philosophy/religion, just as bad as "proprietary software is evil".

Edited 2011-01-10 14:48 UTC

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