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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The thing is that other open source licenses such as MIT, BSD and ISC are really straight forward and easy to understand. They are also more permissive meaning I can use the code pretty much as I wish, I don't have to worry about how it integrates with my main code.

Sorry but the GPL is written in legal speak and has over 15 parts (more for version 3).

This is why developers get confused.

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