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

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Thu Nov 4 19:22:43 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 05:59:06AM +0100, Pierre Ynard wrote :
> Sections (ii) and (v) address "syncing". Sections (iii) and (iv) address
> storing, which implicitely affects syncing, copying and/or distribution.
> Now, I've never owned an iTunes-authorized device. But it seems to me
> that "syncing" *is* copying, and even distributing when syncing to
> another person's device, although I don't know the modalities of that.
> However, people have argued that syncing was neither distributing,
> nor even copying. If my point stands, then this puts a restriction on
> copying, which is forbidden by the GPL.

After more investigation, the syncing seems to only copies the data of the
applications, but does not copy the application. So syncing would not be
copying nor distributing.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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