Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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jebb
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2006-07-06

The GPL only requires making the source available at no cost to people who have the binary, which could be as simple as putting a working link to the source repository in the application's "about this app" message.

Not even at no cost, mind you, at "no more than your reasonable cost".

However it does require YOU (you being the distributor, not the original programmer who maintains the cvs/subversion/git), to provide the source for, I think, a minimum of three years. Meaning Apple would have to maintain a source repository for GPL programs they offer. A link to somebody else's repository is not good enough, as far as I understand.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

The GPLv3 allows the distributor to provide a simple link to the upstream source repository if they haven't changed the code. It's only the GPLv2 that requires Apple to run a source repository.

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