Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 17:10 UTC
Apple Do you like VLC on your iPhone or iPad? You don't yet have it installed, but want to? Well, then you'd better be quick about it, as some VLC contributors are unhappy with the fact that VLC is distributed through Apple's App Store, violating the GPL the video player is licensed under. At least, that's what some think.
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RE: Perhaps...
by Valhalla on Mon 1st Nov 2010 17:46 UTC in reply to "Perhaps..."
Valhalla
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... the author should dual license with a BSD-style license. The best of both worlds?


Well, in this case it's not 'the author', there's a ton of contributors who would have to agree on dual licencing. Obviously GPL and App Store will clash since GPL is all about end user rights and the App Store (and Apple's whole mobile platform) is the exact opposite.

Also, this version of VLC was not submitted to the App Store by VLC devs but by a third party who chose to port and submit it.

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