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FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

Posted Jun 23, 2010 18:36 UTC (Wed) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
In reply to: FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle by tjasper
Parent article: FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL

sure they should've responded. The question is: how. From what I've heard, Apple was willing to comply and work with them. Until they nailed them publicly to the wall of shame. Now Apple won't work with them for the next 10 years or something. How was that helpful?


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FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

Posted Jun 23, 2010 19:08 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Heard from whom? Provide a reference.

FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

Posted Jun 23, 2010 19:27 UTC (Wed) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164) [Link]

yes, yes, I probably shouldn't have said it as I can't do that. It was a credible source but that doesn't make it sound any better if I can't name him/her ;-)

FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

Posted Jun 23, 2010 19:27 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

One presumes the FSF tried. They're famous for trying the quiet diplomatic route for *years*. The only thing that can normally stop them is stonewalling or bad faith on the part of the other party.

FSF takes on Apple's App Store over GPL - a matter of principle

Posted Jun 23, 2010 19:41 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

Apple was willing to work with them by banning all GPL software from the App store to comply with the license.

that's not the result that anyone wants, and the publicity was to keep Apple from silently doing that.


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