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[7]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by FrankenFuss on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
FrankenFuss
Member since:
2009-08-05

This is all very amusing. If the creators of VLC want to make a point, they are certainly welcome to do so. Apple will just drop the app from the App store where it will soon be forgotten by the users. Besides, it's not that great of an app on the iPad/iPhone platform.

End of story.

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RE[8]: the 'spirit' of gpl
by vivainio on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:22 in reply to "RE[7]: the 'spirit' of gpl"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

This is all very amusing. If the creators of VLC want to make a point, they are certainly welcome to do so. Apple will just drop the app from the App store where it will soon be forgotten by the users.


Exactly.

Besides, didn't we have the same discussions about "Go" game in App store as well, and the app was just dropped from app store? Is Apple's memory too short to actually check the license of the application that is submitted? If GPL was not ok then, it's not going to be ok now.

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