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[5]: That isn't quite right
by kristoph on Mon 10th Jan 2011 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: That isn't quite right"
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Actually, the opposite would be a more logical conclusion. The driving force of the free market is the generation of revenue. No revenue, no market.

Because the Apple App Store is the single largest source of revenue for independent developers the limit on the use of GPL in the App Store will effectively reduce the pool of developers using the GPL.


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