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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I don't see it
by sigzero on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:35 UTC
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

It doesn't violate the GPL at all.

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RE: I don't see it
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:42 in reply to "I don't see it"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So, even though the GPL specifically states, quite clearly, that you may not impose restrictions on the user's ability to "copy, distribute or modify" the application, and Apple does impose several of those restrictions (e.g. only on five authorised devices), you don't see it?

Seriously. Have people become stupid all of a sudden? Are we looking at left-over sugar highs from Halloween?

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RE[2]: I don't see it
by TheGZeus on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:43 in reply to "RE: I don't see it"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Precisely. Ugh.

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RE[2]: I don't see it
by fewt on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:47 in reply to "RE: I don't see it"
fewt Member since:
2010-06-09

The GPL version 2 says no such thing, it is one of the many holes that the GPL version 3 was created to fill.

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RE: I don't see it
by TheGZeus on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:43 in reply to "I don't see it"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

So you're a lawyer, have read and understand every line of the document, and reviewed all the court cases involving the GPL and that's all you have to say?
Even if that were all true, which it is not, I _still_ would have to call 'fail'.

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