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[4]: That isn't quite right
by JAlexoid on Sun 9th Jan 2011 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: That isn't quite right"
JAlexoid
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they were the ones who whinged when the essence of GPL was not being inhibited.

What the ...(I will not resort to profanity) is wrong with people!
FSF legal counsel said that GPL and Apple's TOS were incompatible and yet, people like you think you have more legal understanding than layers that wrote and edited the GPL or people that actually write the "essence" of the document into the document.
Thankfully we still have the people behind GPL alive and well, but their stance somehow leaves people "who know better" undeterred!

Don't cross RMS, he has two katanas! http://xkcd.com/225/

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