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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TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

This demonstrates how it limits your freedom.
If it gets pulled, that link is meaningless.

I say better sooner than later.

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hyko_l Member since:
2010-11-01

Yes, but the sources and the exact same binary are available from VideoLAN. I can save a copy on my harddrive and distribute the application forever (though the convenience of AppStore would be lost and people would need to use an alternate store, such as Cydia). But this is no different from a normal store. It's not like if I'd buy a GPL application at retail I could force the shop to keep it forever on the shelf, or force them to distribute my copy.

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