[vlc-devel] update on AppStore situation please

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Dec 6 19:46:28 CET 2010

On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 23:38:14 -0300, salsaman <salsaman at gmail.com> wrote:
> What's the latest on this ? The last I read on here, it seemed that
> the AppStore terms were in direct conflict with the GPL.

They are (unless Apple changed them since last time I checked). No news

> Is that no longer the case ?

No news are no news.

> If they are in conflict, are Apple still distributing VLC code
> in breach of copyright ?

I have to assume that they knowingly let VLC be distributed through their
AppStore. So they implicitly agree to the terms of the GPL for VLC. Then
any contradictory terms of the AppStore are void. Applidium probably
violates its contractual obligation to Apple, but this is none of our
This is what I understood from private discussion with the SFLC.

I guess there might also be a problem with Apple lying to its customers if
the AppStores terms are invalid. But that is not our business either, at
least not mine (I do not use the AppStore).

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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