Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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RE: Comment by howitzer86
by ctwise on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by howitzer86"
ctwise
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2007-02-28

You can't sell GPL software through the App Store. The App Store places additional restrictions on the software that the GPL doesn't allow.

You can sell open source software through the App Store that uses less restrictive licensing though, e.g., BSD.

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RE[2]: Comment by howitzer86
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by howitzer86"
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2005-07-06

Hence the reason why VLC has changed the license of their core Library infrastructure to LGPL so that they can distribute through the iOS and Mac App Store. IMHO I guess I do have a bias in preferring LGPL over GPL given that it strikes a balance.

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