FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL
Posted Jun 11, 2010 8:54 UTC (Fri) by vadim
In reply to: FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL
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I've said that the FSF can blame Apple as much as they like, but all they've done is ensure that no iPhone user (of which there are about 50 million to date) will be exposed to GPL-licensed software. If the GPL was violated by anyone, it was the developer. Apple was as much of a "victim" here as the FSF.
That's entirely fine with me. I'll just develop for other platforms.
As a developer of GPL software I think there's one thing you don't understand: I don't release it under the BSD very intentionally. I'm not interested in the widest distribution possible, but in the widest distribution possible when every term of the GPL is followed. I'm not interested in compromising over this, as the GPL is really the kind of license I want.
Therefore I really do prefer the software not to be distributed at all, to it being distributed against the GPL.
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