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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by philipsw on Mon 1st Nov 2010 18:55 UTC
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"Some people have commented that this will damage the project's reputation.
Maybe so. Blame those who published and/or advertized VLC for iPad. The
fact of the GPL incompatibility was already well known. JB himself
described it as a "grey area". They decided to take the risk anyway, and
they bear full responsibility for any consequences. Personally, I don't
blame them because I know very well how a geek feels when writing cool code
for a cool new gadget."

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