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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spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23


I'm not buying a religion or a philosophy

Yes you are (buying a philosophy). You are just not buying free software philosophy but from your post I can see you are buying a philosophy.
I don't use GPL'ed software because I find the GPL license and the associated fanatic movement repulsive.

You are totally buying a religion/philosophy: the one that says the viral license is evil.
In this very case with VLC, it was inferior to OPlayer (HD). Thus for me, nothing of value was lost. I don't mind paying its price to the developer, and most certainly I won't make a fuss over its source code.
Free/open source/proprietary software is not about price. If you don't mind and can afford it you should donate to the free software projects you use that accept donations. This is your best interest to do so.

What you are saying is wrong. You said you are not buying a philosophy but that you hate free software but that non-free open source and proprietary software are ok, without context and that is a philosophy.

If you really don't want to go into philosophy or politics your should just use software based on what you need and are allowed to use depending on the license and not based on your own philosophy/politics.

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VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

Yes you are (buying a philosophy). You are just not buying free software philosophy but from your post I can see you are buying a philosophy.


Am I so wrong that I don't see a relation here?

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

"Yes you are (buying a philosophy). You are just not buying free software philosophy but from your post I can see you are buying a philosophy.


Am I so wrong that I don't see a relation here?
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You said that you don't buy a philosophy and that you avoid any free software. In other words, you buy software because they are not free. If software A is free and software B is not free, you will buy B because you don't like the philosophy behind software A, or we can say because you like the philosophy behind B better.
If you buy a software because you like the philosophy behind it better they you are actually buying philosophy. You just bought B because it was not free software, you bought the philosophy that "free software is evil". That is another philosophy/religion, just as bad as "proprietary software is evil".

Edited 2011-01-10 14:48 UTC

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