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Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?

From: edmund ronald
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:42:17 +0100


 With all due respect, I am not sure of the legality of jailbreaking vs. DCMA in the US; nor am I sure of the legality of providing tools to jailbreak. Worse yet, the arrival of electronic wallets supplies an excellent pretext for strongly criminalizing jailbreaking, and AppStore distribution is now becoming the norm also for Mac software, extending this model from iOS to the personal computer industry. 

I fear that free software has no place in the Apple world. It is interesting that Apple are allowed to get away with this while relying on so many GPLed and free tools in their products, starting with the Mach kernel, the GNU utilities, and of course gcc itself.

As all Apple software is based on gcc, a personal protest by you against Apple's practices would probably be quite effective - how come you aren't doing something?  This thread started with worries about restrictive Xcode licenses, which essentially translates for us to restrictive gcc licenses.


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 4:31 AM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
Apple's app store does not allow GPL-covered software, so people will
need to jailbreak to install our software.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call

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