FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL
Posted Jun 10, 2010 18:55 UTC (Thu) by johnsu01
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As far as I understand it, all iPhone users may install arbitrary software if they: pay an annual tax to Apple to be a "developer" and install suitable software (which appears to be $0 for OS X) or get someone else to do so on their behalf.
Unfortunately, no -- you are referring to the ad hoc distribution program, but this is intended exclusively for testing future App Store applications, and so has a number of limits. Among many other things, you have to give Apple the device ID for each device that your developer certificate-signed software will be installed on, and you are not allowed to give redistribution rights.
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