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]: Three reasons
by FrankenFuss on Sun 9th Jan 2011 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Three reasons"
FrankenFuss
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VLC was removed from AppStore case VideoLAN ASKED for it.


VideoLAN DIDN'T ask for it. It was one of the developers of VideoLAN that forced the issue. VideoLAN and the company that was distributing the app on the App Store wanted to keep it there. And, that's the unfortunate thing about this whole fiasco. It's going to give a lot of developers pause about using open source.

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