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 Elv13 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 20:04 UTC in reply to "..."
Elv13
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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 Elv13 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

I have a nexus one and I can, there is a setting disabled by default to enable that

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by Radio on Sun 9th Jan 2011 16:04 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

That would be a terrible security flaw, so I don't think you are right.

You know what else is a terrible security flaw? Having access to the internet.I do hope your smartphone doesn't come with a browser.

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