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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bousozoku
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2006-01-23

FSF is just looking for somewhere to grind the ax again. Publicity, thy name is Apple.

Shall Apple inspect each line of source code of each application submitted to the App Store? Shall they keep a cross reference of all open source code, line by line, version by version?

The easiest solution is to eject anything from the App Store that is mentioned by the FSF and take away the fun.

This is not the way for the FSF to promote open source software but it's certainly a way to give it a bad reputation, regardless of your stand on the licence.

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