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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Oct 26 12:42:57 CEST 2010

----- Message d'origine -----
> Am 26.10.2010 um 12:18 schrieb salsaman <salsaman at gmail.com>:
> > Rémi,
> > although this is the first time I have become aware of this, I agree
> > with you 100%. If Apple are distributing vlc under terms which
> > contradict the GPL then they should cease and desist immediately.
> >
> > In fact, since some of my own code is now included in vlc, *I hereby
> > demand that vlc and/or Apple stop distributing my code under terms
> > which are incompatible with the GNU GPL*
> It would really help the discussion if you could disclose details where Apple's
> license and the GPLv2 contradict.
> I guess we all know that the GPLv3 is incompatible due to the TiVo clauses, but
> at least I don't wrt version 2.

Common misunderstanding. The GPLv3 forbids technical measures against GPL freedoms. But both versions 2 and 3 forbids contractual measures against those freedoms. AppStore has contractual measures (and reserves the right to technical ones). Hencde neither versions are compatible.


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