Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th May 2017 23:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

No company has done as much damage to the perceived value of software, and the sustainability of being an independent developer, as Apple.

Not that other companies wouldn't have done the same thing - they would have. It's just that Apple was the successful one.

It's resolutely the fault of us as consumers, and it's actively encouraged by the App Store.

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RE: And ban copyleft as well
by daveak on Fri 5th May 2017 17:18 UTC in reply to "And ban copyleft as well"
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Apple don't ban the GPL. The App Store is not compatible with it. The GPL requires the user to be able to recompile the source and produce the same binary. Due to signing this is not possible. Apple therefore are complying with copyright law.

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