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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Something Apple should do
by mrhasbean on Fri 28th May 2010 23:58 UTC
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Is remove DRM from any free apps on the App Store so that you can just email a copy to friends or upload it to your own web site. By all means put the app through the approval process to make sure it's not going to smoke someone's phone and make it's initial download only through the app store, but then make it freely available for mass distribution through any media. IMO this would be a win-win and anyone wanting to redistribute it would have to then abide by the appropriate licences too.

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