VLC Developer Says Apple's AppStore Violates GPL

Monday Nov 1st 2010 by Keith Vance
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Just days after getting Apple's AppStore approval, a VLC developer asks Apple to stop distributing VLC on the AppStore because doing so violates the terms of the GPL.

Rémi Denis-Courmont has sent a letter to Apple asking them to stop distributing VLC to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, but he did not make the version of VLC submitted to Apple.

Jesse David Hollington of iLounge reported that according to Denis-Courmont the "VLC media player is free software licensed solely under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and Apple is violating the terms of the GPL through its App Store usage rules, which restrict free and open distribution of applications by applying Digital Rights Management (DRM) that prevents users from freely sharing the application."


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