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Old 08-20-2011, 03:55 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Dylrob View Post
It wasn't the FSF that acted. It was Denis-Courmont.

For god sake, the app was free! It didn't really matter if you couldn't distribute it to others directly. Anyone could download it at their leisure. This was only ever an issue for those who insist on taking the wordings of these licenses so literally. Even his fellow VideoLAN developers disagreed with him.
That's kinda the point of the GPL, though. It's more than just being free-as-in-beer. The Apple Store's ToS conflicts with the GPL, which means that you can't put GPL software in the store. If developers wanted to turn a blind eye to that, then they shouldn't have licensed under the GPL in the first place.

The Apple Store is not incompatible with "Open Source Software" licenses like MIT, BSD, X, Apache, etc. It is incompatible with the "Free Software" GPL, though.
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