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Re: Licensing of modules for libposix

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Licensing of modules for libposix
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 16:19:54 +0200
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On 05/05/2011 07:23 AM, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
This makes it a lot easier to distribute software through Apple's
various AppStore channels under the more onerous terms they impose,
while still having the freedom to share the actual code under the

I'm afraid this would only be a Pyrrhic victory. People who get the source code would have no possibility to do the same; they would be able to port your code to other devices/platforms, or to test it in an emulator, but they would not be able to modify it and put it on the AppStore.

Unfortunately, the AppStore agreements force people to do one of two things if they want to maximize their user's freedoms: 1) use a non-copyleft license; 2) use a GPL-incompatible license. I'm not aware actually of any strong copyleft, AppStore-friendly license.


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