VLC Accusing Apple

Written By admin on Sunday, October 31, 2010 | 6:33 PM

VLC recently made his debut for IOS devices, but there is a conflict with Apple. VideoLAN VLC officials have Apple DRM (Digital Rights Management) for a violation of the implementation of the VLC GPL (General Public License) informed.

As VLC is open source, the software's sharing shouldn't be hindered. Apple's iTunes, however, limits the VLC app's sharing to 5 devices. No, this isn't a real issue. How many people need to share between 5 different iOS devices?

RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont, a developer of VLC, explained that "while the rules for distribution of open-source or “free” (as in speech) software are extremely relaxed, they do exist and have to be abode by." Denis-Courmont went on to suggest that users "look for [the] application on more open mobile platforms for the time being."

The fact is that Apple's DRM violates the original license of VLC. Apple will probably use, since with GNU Go, chess application that was done dirty. It is much easier than Apple to remove the application, keep quiet battle for the framework of a new DRM.

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