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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RE: Something Apple should do
by Karitku on Sat 29th May 2010 15:03 UTC in reply to "Something Apple should do"
Karitku
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2006-01-12

And open flood gates to piracy? Actually only people that FSF should blame is those that submit programs to Apple iTunes Store. They are ones who actually break GPL, and possibly Apple terms also, in this case since they agreed on both terms. Most likely Apple will just remove any GPL stuff to fix problem.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And open flood gates to piracy? Actually only people that FSF should blame is those that submit programs to Apple iTunes Store. They are ones who actually break GPL, and possibly Apple terms also, in this case since they agreed on both terms. Most likely Apple will just remove any GPL stuff to fix problem.


You should read the GPL text in full. Because it does cover the distribution process very thoroughly. And removing all GPL licensed software from the AppStore will be the easiest way of doing things.

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