[vlc-devel] FSF position on GPLv2 & current App Store terms

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Nov 3 10:11:33 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 09:57:48AM +0100, Romain Goyet wrote :
> Isn't his job to actually promote VLC  ?
Not my job, fortunately, so I can drop VLC altogether from one day to
the next.

> And thing is, VLC on the iOS is _the_ big VLC thing these days. People
> are curious about it. That's a very good opportunity to get people
> excited about VLC, and in a more general way to get people to
> talk/blog/tweet about VLC. Indeed, two times this past month VLC ended
> up being a trending topic on Twitter. That's some very good PR, and if
> JB hadn't tweeted about this then that would have been a missed
> opportunity.
You are refering to the tweet about iOS port, not VLC on AppStore, if
people are wondering.

> Also, VLC on the iOS has been downloaded 2 million times in under a
> week : it's about half as much as all the other platforms, including
> the windows version. There's no way a community manager can ignore
> this and not communicate on the topic !
I just retweeted top-tweets, nothing else.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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