Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 22:57 UTC, submitted by Panajev
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Free Software Foundation is up in arms over Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service, suggesting that these terms fundamentally conflict with the terms of the GNU Public License. The foundation has warned Apple that a version of GNU Go distributed by the App Store makes Apple liable to comply with GPL terms that allow free sharing of code, but warned that its 'Usage Rules' violate those terms. The fallout could potentially affect any app that uses GPLed code."
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The questions should be...
by mrhasbean on Fri 28th May 2010 23:43 UTC
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Do Apple's terms give them any more control over the CODE for the app?

Do Apple's terms restrict the developer from complying with the requirement that the CODE be made freely available?

These FOSS licences are supposed to be there to keep the CODE freely useable, modifiable and available. If the FSF is restricting distribution of an app for anything other than lack of compliance with those goals they are being more anal than Apple IMHO.

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