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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RE[4]: The questions should be...
by cycoj on Sat 29th May 2010 12:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The questions should be..."
cycoj
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I do not find the GPL offensive at all - I didn't say anything like that.


Sorry if I wasn't clear I actually didn't mean you with that.


All I'm saying is that I prefer BSD-style licenses because they cause the minimum amount of fuss. I also happen to believe in choice, and part of that belief is that closed source companies can use your code too.

I understand the minimum amount of fuss argument, however I don't get the choice argument. The closed source companies don't give you the choice to use their code.


However, that is entirely a personal choice.


I agree license is a personal choice (of the developer). And I do believe that both BSD and GPL licenses have their uses.

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