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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I do not find the GPL offensive at all - I didn't say anything like that. All I'm saying is that I prefer BSD-style licenses because they cause the minimum amount of fuss. I also happen to believe in choice, and part of that belief is tat closed source companies can use your code too.

However, that is entirely a personal choice.

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cycoj Member since:
2007-11-04

I do not find the GPL offensive at all - I didn't say anything like that.


Sorry if I wasn't clear I actually didn't mean you with that.


All I'm saying is that I prefer BSD-style licenses because they cause the minimum amount of fuss. I also happen to believe in choice, and part of that belief is that closed source companies can use your code too.

I understand the minimum amount of fuss argument, however I don't get the choice argument. The closed source companies don't give you the choice to use their code.


However, that is entirely a personal choice.


I agree license is a personal choice (of the developer). And I do believe that both BSD and GPL licenses have their uses.

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Well, you wrote that you disliked it, which may or may not imply that you find offense with it. Anyways, I don't see the point of being hostile towards a licence since they're just that, licences. If you are angry that code X is licenced under Y, then your beef is really with the code author who chose to licence it as such, and not with the licence itself which is just an agreement.

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