Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 20:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones As most of you probably know, Apple does not allow competing browsers into the App Store. As such, browser makers are forced to come up with inventive solutions to still get their name out there among iPhone users, and after Opera's successful attempt, Mozilla is going to take a stab at it too. Their solution is different, but no less interesting - especially if you're already a Firefox user.
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Aha
by lopisaur on Thu 27th May 2010 21:03 UTC
lopisaur
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2006-02-27

I guess that's the real reason for Weave. Next up: Chrome.

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RE: Aha
by unoengborg on Fri 28th May 2010 21:54 UTC in reply to "Aha"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess that's the real reason for Weave. Next up: Chrome.


Yes, Chrome 5 with built in native flash support. Google trying to get that into AppSore, would certainly be something worth watching.

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Necessity...
by mrhasbean on Thu 27th May 2010 23:43 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

...is the mother of invention. Whoda thunk evil Apple's draconian position would lead to clever new ideas

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license
by cycoj on Fri 28th May 2010 00:36 UTC
cycoj
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2007-11-04

Actually I'm wondering what license they will use for this app, as it seems GPL is incompatible with the AppStore (see the recent action from the FSF with respect to the iphone port of GnuGo)

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RE: license
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 28th May 2010 10:28 UTC in reply to "license"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Actually I'm wondering what license they will use for this app, as it seems GPL is incompatible with the AppStore

How about the Mozilla Public License they use ever since the Mozilla project was founded?
Even GPLv2 isn't incompatible with the App Store policies. Only v3 is, because it requires that receivers of GPLv3'ed software are able to install modified versions.

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RE[2]: license
by cycoj on Sat 29th May 2010 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE: license"
cycoj Member since:
2007-11-04

"Actually I'm wondering what license they will use for this app, as it seems GPL is incompatible with the AppStore

How about the Mozilla Public License they use ever since the Mozilla project was founded?
Even GPLv2 isn't incompatible with the App Store policies. Only v3 is, because it requires that receivers of GPLv3'ed software are able to install modified versions.
"

Actually the second part is not true. The appstore adds restrictions beyond the GPLv2 (you are only allowed to install on a limited number of devices and some others), however you are not allowed to add restrictions to the GPLv2. Thus the appstore is not compatible with GPL, and I'm not sure about the MPL, I don't think you're allowed to add restrictions to the MPL either.

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Just another confirmation...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 28th May 2010 01:58 UTC
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2006-12-05

This is just another confirmation for me to believe that there is NO good reason for using an iPhone if you want to, you know, run the apps that *YOU* want to run. Seriously, WTF? A "browser" that is not even a browser, but just a method of syncing data from a PC and then allowing quick access to your bookmarks through the iPhone's Apple-blessed webkit rendering engine? What a joke. I'll never get an iPhone.

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v Awww C'mon Man
by jackeebleu on Fri 28th May 2010 02:56 UTC
RE: Awww C'mon Man
by vodoomoth on Fri 28th May 2010 11:43 UTC in reply to "Awww C'mon Man"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What planet are you from?
Apple has clearly stated that no app capable of replacing system features will be allowed. And they included browsers too. Now, the policy is so subjective that some apps that fall into that category (like dialers) are allowed but other apps aren't.
What do you think the Opera count up timer was for?

If you're better informed than all of us here, please educate us.

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