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[5]: No violation
by apoclypse on Mon 1st Nov 2010 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No violation"
apoclypse
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2007-02-17

So, basically Thom posted like 5 times that we are all idiots and he doesn't seem all to sure himself. That's some top notch reporting there.

As far as I know the GPL2 does not state that binaries must remain unrestricted, in fact that's the reason version 3 exists in the first place, to prevent DRM on gpl'ed binaries among other things. Is VLC gpl3? If it is then Thom you are right, we are all idiots, otherwise STFU and stop berating people for bringing up valid points when you are just as "informed" as we are.

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RE[6]: No violation
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 22:20 in reply to "RE[5]: No violation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As far as I know the GPL2 does not state that binaries must remain unrestricted


It does. Relevant section posted about ten times now.

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