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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RE: Come down!
by caruccio on Thu 17th Feb 2011 23:33 UTC in reply to "Come down!"
caruccio
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2010-10-19

Do you REALLY believe that ??

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v RE[2]: Come down!
by Lumbergh on Fri 18th Feb 2011 04:50 in reply to "RE: Come down!"
RE[3]: Come down!
by Nth_Man on Fri 18th Feb 2011 05:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Come down!"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

You can clarify doubts in the official FAQ
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html

It's only you freetards that don't understand the simplest of concepts.

When insulting, it's the insulter who gets the worst part.

Edited 2011-02-18 05:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Come down!
by TheGZeus on Fri 18th Feb 2011 05:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Come down!"
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2010-05-19

Like common courtesy.

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RE[2]: Come down!
by wigry on Fri 18th Feb 2011 16:29 in reply to "RE: Come down!"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

It is not about my beliefs. I am not in the target audience for appstores anyway and what ever is available in the stores does not matter to me at all.

I am very very happy with my touchscreen phone that do not have ANY support for add-on software (yes there are such phones available) and the phone is used only for calling, SMSing and taking photos. I have no plans to extend the functinality of the phone and therefore no need to move to advanced platform like iOS, Android, WP7 or even Symbian.

Never understood why people want to install software on their phones...

Tablets on the other hand need add-on software but the license of the software is certainly not my selection criteria. If the software is useful to me, I use it unrelated to license or openness of the software.

Edited 2011-02-18 16:32 UTC

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RE[3]: Come down!
by Nth_Man on Fri 18th Feb 2011 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Come down!"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

If the software is useful to me, I use it unrelated to license or openness of the software.

I suppose you have found bugs in programs, and have had the wish of solving it (or contract someone to do it for you). Yes, the software works but can be repaired.

Maybe you have wanted to improve a software that works, but can be improved, and the company that made that software... has closed its doors and left, or forces you to buy a new version, or forces you to buy new hardware for the next version of the program, or is charging abusive prices for a new version, etc.

So thinking in long-term, that is where the license matters most, because a license like GPL makes things possible for you.

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