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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Comment by Lunitik
by Lunitik on Sat 8th Jan 2011 22:27 UTC
Lunitik
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2005-08-07

In fairness, its probably not about it being GPL, but rather pertaining to patents related to the codecs, etc

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RE: Comment by Lunitik
by tetek on Sat 8th Jan 2011 22:32 in reply to "Comment by Lunitik"
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2010-10-04

Patents used in software are problem for developer, not the VLC.

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RE: Comment by Lunitik
by matto1990 on Sun 9th Jan 2011 00:53 in reply to "Comment by Lunitik"
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2009-04-18

Nope, it was about the GPL being used which forbids DRM to be applied to a compiled binary of GPL software (or something like that).

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