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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daveak
Member since:
2008-12-29

"You can't install the executable on a device without a developer license


So my binary-only Linux servers and desktops are in violation of the GPL then? Of course not.
Apple would just have to offer source packages for download via the App store or some other means.
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You have completely missed the point. In order to install on an iOS device you need to digitally sign the binary. A developer license provides you with this certificate. If a user buys an app and gets the source package they still do not have the capability of installing it on their device. Therefore the GPL cannot be upheld. Your servers and desktops are not in violation because you can take the source code and build/install the software in the same way the binary you have received was built / installed.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If a user buys an app and gets the source package they still do not have the capability of installing it on their device.


Hmm..they really have to be install-able on the same device as you're using the binary package on? That's very odd.

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