[vlc-devel] Apple AppStore infringing VLC media player license
finlayson at live555.com
Tue Oct 26 14:58:39 CEST 2010
> > "The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions
>> on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of
>> Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2" -
>> This is rather vague. Seems like even the FSF has no clue.
>Precise requirements would be nice.
The FSF's follow-up page here
gives some more details about why GNU GPL'd applications (like GNU
Go, and now VLC) cannot be distributed by Apple's "App Store".
I support Remi in his complaint.
If Apple will not loosen their rules so as to allow VLC to be
distributed in their App Store, then I hope that it can be made
available in "Cydia" (or some other unrestricted App Store) instead.
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