Earlier this week it was pulled from Apple Store. (PC World / Apple Pulls VLC Player from App Store Due to GPL)
"The GPL gives Apple permission to distribute this software through the App Store. All they would have to do is follow the license's conditions to help keep the software free. Instead, Apple has decided that they prefer to impose Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and proprietary legal terms on all programs in the App Store."
- Brett Smith, Free Software Federation
An interesting discussion between open source hardliners and... hmmm... open content hardliners have erupted:
"Understandably the man in the street won't give a damn about the great philosophy of freedom behind the GNU license nor the evils of DRM. He will care only that VLC is not available any more and he can't play his videos."
- TorrentFreaks' Enigmax
The move will also generate some mildly entertaining scenes of Apple fanboys crying in choirs. Me? I don't have an iPod but I said it before: any OS sucks without VLC.