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: The questions should be...
by alcibiades on Mon 31st May 2010 09:09 UTC in reply to "The questions should be..."
alcibiades
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The problem is, they are not in compliance with the distribution clauses of the GPL. This is Apple, not the developer, that is out of compliance. That is why all GPL apps will have to be removed from the store in the end.

Look, they have a simple solution to this, if the problem is the lack of GPL applications on the iPad, all they have to do is let people install apps outside of the App Store. Maybe they could let them download them and then run an installer? I wonder if that ever occurred to them, we should point it out.

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