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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RE[2]: That isn't quite right
by vivainio on Sat 8th Jan 2011 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE: That isn't quite right"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


I think that the main lost is for "The People" - average Joe.


Nah, the people losing are the ones buying Apple products (as they have less software at their disposal). And, by proxy, Apple.

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RE[3]: That isn't quite right
by tetek on Sat 8th Jan 2011 21:48 in reply to "RE[2]: That isn't quite right"
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2010-10-04

And they are second category people by your standards?

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

And they are second category people by your standards?


Nah, I objected to using "people" in general, as Apple customers are a very small subset of "people".

One could argue that when Apple loses, "people" win in long term, as money is funneled towards more open ecosystems and less to Apple specific technologies.

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