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[5]: Ah !
by shmerl on Fri 18th Feb 2011 00:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ah !"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

No software library? That's nonsense. It has a whole load of Linux software available.

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RE[6]: Ah !
by nt_jerkface on Fri 18th Feb 2011 04:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Ah !"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Like what? Some desktop applications? Even for the ones that are written in Qt they would still have to be optimized for the hardware.

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RE[7]: Ah !
by Radio on Fri 18th Feb 2011 13:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Ah !"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

No, but there is a ton a libraries available. You won't use Gimp, but you have all the graphic toolbox libraries ready for use.

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RE[6]: Ah !
by bouhko on Fri 18th Feb 2011 13:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Ah !"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

Good luck using stock Gimp on your touchscreen phone ;)

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RE[7]: Ah !
by flypig on Fri 18th Feb 2011 15:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Ah !"
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2005-07-13

You probably already know this (sorry if you do!), but GIMP is already available on the n900; I've not checked to see whether it's also available for MeeGo, but I guess there's no reason why not:

https://temporaryland.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/openoffice-org-and-th...

To be honest, it is pretty hard to use as an image editor, but it's okay for viewing, applying filters, converting images and so on.

Even though GIMP may not be ready for phones, I do think preventing GPL software is a mistake from a technical point of view, even if there are good legal reasons for Microsoft doing this. There are lots of useful libraries that WP7 now won't be able to benefit from.

Edited 2011-02-18 15:49 UTC

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