Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 8th Jan 2011 19:28 UTC, submitted by sjvn
GNU, GPL, Open Source Some people swore to me that just because the free-software General Public License (GPL) clashes with the Apple App Store's Terms of Service (ToS), didn't mean that Apple would actually pull down GPLed apps. Well, Apple just did. Remi Denis-Courmont, a Linux developer of the popular VLC media player, has just announced that Apple had pulled the popular GPLed VLC media player from its App Store.
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by Hiev on Sat 8th Jan 2011 19:49 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Ain't the same case with Android market?

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by Elv13 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 20:04 in reply to "..."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

No, you can update android packages from other sources than the market, so if you want to edit the code and use your own version, you can.

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by Hiev on Sat 8th Jan 2011 20:10 in reply to "RE: ..."
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by SlackerJack on Sat 8th Jan 2011 20:09 in reply to "..."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Google didn't allow it from the start, big difference. According to Google's TOS, you have no right to any of the source code unless written permission is granted.

I suspect Google will refuse any GPL software, which is fine if it's clear from their TOS.

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by lemur2 on Sun 9th Jan 2011 06:44 in reply to "..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Ain't the same case with Android market?


List of open source Android applications

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_Android_applicatio...

Quite a lot of GPL licensed Android applications listed there.

They weren't at all difficult to find.

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by Hiev on Sun 9th Jan 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Do you people now how to read?

I said ANDROID MARKET. Are those apps. listed in the ANDROID MARKET?

Geez.

Edited 2011-01-09 15:57 UTC

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