Wesnoth struggles with App Store's GPL incompatibilities
Posted Jul 22, 2010 7:21 UTC (Thu) by vadim
Parent article: Wesnoth struggles with App Store's GPL incompatibilities
One clear lesson from all of this was noted by Parker: "However, if I ever start my own open source project, I will probably require copyright removal or assignment as a precondition to inclusion (much like the FSF does with its own programs)". Had a copyright assignment to a Wesnoth non-profit been required for all contributions, all of the App Store licensing problems could have been avoided, as the copyright owner could have issued a separate license. Whether as vibrant a community would have arisen around this hypothetical "Wesnoth with copyright assignment" project is an open question.
On my part, this would make me much less interested in contributing. If I really wanted to make a patch anyway, I'd go and fork the project.
I like the GPL, and have no interest in satisfying Apple's whims.
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