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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Do Google Play's license terms conflict with t

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Do Google Play's license terms conflict with the GPL?
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:37:35 -0400
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Bart Kelsey <> writes:

> Hey folks,
> Someone mentioned this to me in a random conversation, and interestingly
> enough, I can't seem to find any discussion about it on the internet, so I
> assume that either everything is fine or it hasn't really been discussed.
> Section 6 of the Google Play terms of service would appear at first glance
> to conflict with the GPL.
> Is there something that I'm misunderstanding here, or does this effectively
> prevent people from releasing GPLed apps on the Play store?
> Bart

Donald Robertson has been working on this question at the FSF, and will
be putting up a blog post very soon. :)


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