[vlc-devel] Apple AppStore infringing VLC media player license

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Oct 26 10:53:52 CEST 2010

On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:10:21 +0200, Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre at gmail.com>
>> But it seems that people are now accounting ME responsible for this,
>> evidently including the people who censored me as of today. This is
>> entirely intolerable. I am not the one who took the risks of violating
>> copyright here.
> I agree Apple is not being nice to free software with platform
> lock-down but I think you should have worded your message differently
> and *demanded* GPL-compatible distribution terms.

That's what I did in the mail I sent to them (I can copy it to you
privately if you want). That's also quite clear from the answer I gave to
Mac Generation (upon their request). Unfortunately perhaps, they decided to
translate my RSS feed instead of quoting my answer - so much for wasting my

> Your message can be read as a troll too easily since you seem to expect
> only VLC removal from AppStore (i also expect this but utopia doesn't
> harm).

Sorry but I am only being realistic here. Why would Apple change their
terms for a single application? Why would they behave differently than they
did with GNU Go? Someone even told me, Apple would actually like to get rid
of VLC (of course, I can't verify this).

But more importantly, why am *I* censored defending my copyright? Why
aren't those who were advertising VLC on iPad censored instead, uh?
Copyright violation is surely much more controversial than copyright

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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