Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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daveak
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2008-12-29

1. Reverse the ban on GPL software in the App Store and Mac App Store. The GPL only requires making the source available at no cost to people who have the binary, which could be as simple as putting a working link to the source repository in the application's "about this app" message.


There isn't a ban (at least not one that is mentioned in the developer license contract), there is simply no legal way for GPL software to be in the App Store due to the GPL itself. The source is not just what you seem to think it is.

From version 2: (emphasis mine, not sure what version 3 says about such things)

"The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source
code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
control compilation and installation of the executable.
"

You can't install the executable on a device without a developer license and so therefore cannot fulfil the above, so without also allowing one of your other points of jailbreak by default they cannot allow GPL software.

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