VideoLAN Files Copyright Complaint with Apple Over VLC for iOS

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stradric

This is great.  I fully stand behind the VideoLAN folks for enforcing the GPL.  Purchasers of Apple devices need to understand why Apple sucks, and this demonstrates it quite well.  I just wish there were more developers that had the integrity of the VideoLAN folks and refused to build software for Apple with their hatred of consumers (and exploitation of their wallets).

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Jox

I find it unlikely in the extreme that I will ever own an Apple product.  Their insistance on iron-grip control over how their customers use the hardware they purchase precludes any chance that I will ever be a customer myself.

Screw Apple!

-Jox

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MleB

....because that seemed to flight in the face of Apple's very real desire to control absolutely everything you have on your device - and where that content comes from. That is to say, the iTunes Store. VLC Player allows media content that is not just using Apple's codecs and from sources other than the iTunes Store.

As for the VideoLAN Foundation's view that  the nature of the Apple's store breaches the GPL, well, they are absolutely right - and if that causes VLC to be pulled, then maybe that will encourage some users to realise exactly how limited Apple's Content Delivery Devices (Touch, iPhone, iPad) really are.

 

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Deanjo

This is a perfect example of opensource shooting themselves in the foot.  The source of the port is FREELY available on the vlc git hub.

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roninnder

What's your point?  It's still covered under the GPL which forbids DRM.  Furthermore, how does anyone get shot in the foot?  What does VLC have to gain from this illegal port?  Other than the violation of the openness of their software by DRM of course.

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PCLinuxguy

thank you for posting that, as your reply helps clarify what open source is since the person apparently has no clue. I couldn't have said it better. bravo!

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QuadraQ

Looks like everyone is going to loose on this one. Too bad.

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roninnder

"Everyone" doesn't lose, just douches with iPads. That's not even all douches, just a subset of them.

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profdlp

Bravo!

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Bullwinkle J Moose

From the tech news stories these days, you'd think that  people who oppose Evil DRM Schemes were the bad guys

Thats just FUNNY!

Evil DRM Schemers in trouble for trying to lock down DRM free products

Hahahhahhahahhahhaa

I mean, LOL

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