Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:33 UTC, submitted by Radio
Windows Well, well, well. We all know Apple's App Store policies are incompatible with the GPL, and as such, software using this license can't be distributed in the App Store. So, what about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace? Well, whereas the App Store doesn't specifically mention the GPL (Apple's terms are simply incompatible), Microsoft drops the pretence and simply bans GPL and GPL-esque licenses outright.
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RE[2]: Solution?
by james_parker on Thu 17th Feb 2011 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Solution?"
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The only proviso is that the distributer themselves must make the source code available, and not rely on the upstream provider. However, since the code is unmodified, this merely means Microsoft placing an unmodified copy of the source code on their own servers somewhere.

Which creates an added burden on the distributor -- one that that do not wish to take on. By eliminating that burden from the distributor, the objection is removed, the end user loses nothing, and the provider takes on a slightly larger burden.

If, of course, a distributor finds that unacceptable, then an ulterior motive is almost certainly at play.

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