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]: Please Explain
by phoudoin on Mon 10th Jan 2011 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Please Explain"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

If you want to use free software on your device, then convince Apple to open their devices, or buy something else, like an Android phone.


Or jailbreak your Apple device(s) and do what you're untitled to be allowed to do with your own properties... running and redistributing GPL software included.

Meanwhile, true, putting his money where is his mouth works better on the long term. It could even convince Apple to be more open-friendly. On the long term. On short, noway ;-)

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