How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings, part deux
Jan 10, 2011, 07:11 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."