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How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings, part deux

Jan 10, 2011, 07:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"It is often said that no good deed goes unpunished. Unfortunately even with the best of intents, particularly as it relates to releasing Open Source Software, it is possible to run far afield of GPL and FOSS kashruth even if you think you are following the rules to the best of your ability.

"Such was the case of the iOS port of the popular free VLC Player application produced by French software developer Applidium.

"VLC Player for iOS was distributed on Apple's App Store until it was determined that the very distribution of the software itself which used components licensed under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2 was in direct conflict with the software distribution Terms of Service of the App Store."

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