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[8]: That isn't quite right
by JrezIN on Sat 8th Jan 2011 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: That isn't quite right"
JrezIN
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2005-06-29

It's better just to release the app through a more open distribution channel, like Cydia in iOS' case.

Also, it's better in the long run to the end users, not losing their rights over a distribution channel that's not open to this kind of apps. Let competition decide.

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