Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 12:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh RIM. Already back-peddling on the whole 'let's remove sideloading to prevent the Android chaotic cesspool', are we? PR damage control mode engaged: "We're not getting rid of side-loading on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS or in BlackBerry 10." I think I know where the real chaotic cesspool is, RIM.
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RE: Provide a use case then
by amadensor on Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:38 UTC in reply to "Provide a use case then"
amadensor
Member since:
2006-04-10

Easy point: VLC on IOS. Nothing illegal about VLC. The developers said it is fine to use it. Apple refuses to abide by their license terms, and so pulls it from the app store. VLC and the developers who own the software are fine with it, so no copyright infringement. It is just Apple not wanting to comply with their license.

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RE[2]: Provide a use case then
by MOS6510 on Wed 11th Apr 2012 06:50 in reply to "RE: Provide a use case then"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, Apple did allow VLC on the app store. I downloaded it and I still have it and it still works.

They pulled it because one of the developers of VLC threatened to sue over GPL related stuff.

If he hadn't VLC would probably in the apps top 10 for quite a while.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375476,00.asp

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