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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Or maybe he's a proprietary software developer, getting paid to herd his users like sheep, withholding the source from them and forcing paid upgrades at his own will. Either way, I think the guy's purpose for saying that was to fire everyone up.

I wanted to react to this because I'm seriously considering starting a small development studio (even maybe with just myself) in a year or less. I don't see how I can sustain my studio by making open source (and thus free) software. If you have an answer, I'd be more than willing to know.

According to what I quoted above, you seem to think that all proprietary software is wrong... Is developing software your activity? or you're just of those people who consume software without wondering how it's been done? If all software is open source, how do I live? Or do you think I should remain an employee all my life and spend all of my evenings and week-ends working on free software that others will enjoy while living a fuller life?

It's clear he just has blind hatred toward the GPL and likes sitting in Apple's wallet, doing everything *their* way...

Reading that when the guy wrote "Oh well, doesn't affect me--I will never own one of their stupid iGadgets." also felt weird and makes me wonder where the hate really is.

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