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FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL

FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL

Posted Jun 10, 2010 16:20 UTC (Thu) by jake (editor, #205)
In reply to: FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL by armijn
Parent article: FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL

> How can it be a GPL violation if a distributor does not want to
> distribute more than x binary copies of a program to you, even
> if they would provide the full code in compliance with the GPL?

I guess I don't see where anybody is claiming that it is.

Once I get a binary from Apple, can I legally redistribute it more than five times and/or to devices that Apple doesn't like? That's the question, it seems to me. It's not how many times *Apple* is willing to distribute it, that's completely under their control, it's a question of what restrictions (legal, not technical) are placed on what the recipient can do.

At least that's how I see it ...

jake


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FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL

Posted Jun 10, 2010 19:12 UTC (Thu) by armijn (subscriber, #3653) [Link]

That is a good question, but quite hypothetical. Binaries are signed and breaking the encryption opens a whole new can of worms.


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