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[3]: No worries
by lemur2 on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 03:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No worries"
lemur2
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The source code is available, so per GPL v2, all of the conditions for redistribution have been met.


No, only one of the conditions has been met. A condition that has not been met is that downstream recipients of code (i.e. iPhone or iPad users must get the same terms and conditions, with no extra restrictions or provisos added, as the distributor, App Store, got the code).

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html#SEC3
Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.


App Store doesn't meet that condition.

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