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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Irony
by Abstract on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 07:43 UTC
Abstract
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2009-10-24

All this bickering over freedoms, rights, etc.. Yet we all use electronics made in china (in whole or part), which as we all know has the best human rights of any other nation. God forbid you violate my software rights that I run on my computer produced in a sweatshop.

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RE: Irony
by TheGZeus on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 10:26 in reply to "Irony"
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2010-05-19

Like the USA is any better.
This is the same country that perpetrated the Trail of Tears, forced sterilisation of native women into the 1960s, Iran Contra (how about we save time and call that "CIA in general"), Nagasaki (Hiroshima was plenty), slavery, Jim Crow...

I'm just saying, look around yourself before you start talking shit.
The USA isn't a spotless white knight. We've got the same history of rape and pillage as any other knight of any colour.
Want to put a stop to human rights abuses in China? Cool. How is the boycott helping? Those companies are making the highest of tech, but that's just because that's where the profit margin is right now. If they wanted to, they could stop, and you still couldn't actually buy _any_ electronics not made of Chinese parts.
Go ahead, try to find a supplier of resistors, capacitors, op-amps, diodes that isn't based out of China, or themselves rely on Chinese suppliers.

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