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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It's called a contract. People should be free to make them between parties. Of course, since Microsoft isn't the government, it should also be free to reject the GPL if it so chooses.
Someone who wants his code under the GPL doesn't just want the code to throw at people. He also wants to build and maintain a *community* around the code so that it will always be maintained and developed. While I happen to favor BSD/MIT, I can understand why the GPL may work better for many projects.

Edited 2011-02-20 14:58 UTC

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