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 worries
by apoclypse on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No worries"
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

Thom is so blinded by his Apple hate that he doesn't really realize that this will affect other app stores as well, like Android's market place. If you want a real article without someone looking down their nose at you check out ars take on it. They actually do some real insightful analysis about the situation.

Frankly, I'm about done with this site. At this point I feel like Thom is trying to get hits by being a douche.

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RE[6]: No worries
by Valhalla on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:44 in reply to "RE[5]: No worries"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

he doesn't really realize that this will affect other app stores as well, like Android's market place.

Well, if they to impose additional restrictions upon all programs that goes through their app store then yes, it will. I don't know what their terms are though, also aren't you able to manually install whatever you want on your Android (without jailbreaking) or have I missed something?

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RE[6]: No worries
by TechGeek on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 02:31 in reply to "RE[5]: No worries"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Well I read the Ars article already, they had one whole sentence about other app stores. Basically that this may affect other app stores. Well, duh! Android doesn't have a problem though. You don't HAVE to go through the Android app store to install software on your Droid. Therefore, there is no need to go to any other site except the source of the app. But Google isn't bent on making everyone use them as the source of all apps so I guess we'll be ok there.

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RE[6]: No worries
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 10:54 in reply to "RE[5]: No worries"
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2005-06-29

Frankly, I'm about done with this site. At this point I feel like Thom is trying to get hits by being a douche.


If being right makes me a douche... Well, don't let the door hit you.

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