Re: Beware the open source police

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Gordon, May 29, 2010.

  1. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    On 2010-05-29, impossible <> wrote:
    > It's no wonder that open source software can't get much traction. Just
    > consider the stunt that the Free Software Foundation is pulling with GPL'd
    > software distributed through the Apple's App Store.
    >
    > http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...s-store-terms-of-service-at-odds-with-gpl.ars
    >
    > Open source developers, it seems, are thrilled to gain access to Apple's App
    > Store, one of the world's top distribution channels. But it seems the FSF
    > Police aren't content to see those developers comply with the GPL terms and
    > make source code available. No-o-o-o-o-o -- they will have to withdraw
    > their work from the Apple App Store, or Apple will be forced to pull them,
    > because apparently Apple's terms and conditions place unspecified
    > restrictions on what end users can do with the GPL'd software.
    >


    Another miss to impossible.

    > Isn't Freedom great?!
    >

    It is and that is what the fuss is about. Apple want to take something and
    alter the copyright on it.

    The FSF is doing nothing more than enforcing the terms on the copyrighted
    work of the open source developers.
     
    Gordon, May 29, 2010
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  2. Gordon

    victor Guest

    On 29/05/10 16:37, Gordon wrote:
    > On 2010-05-29, impossible<> wrote:
    >> It's no wonder that open source software can't get much traction. Just
    >> consider the stunt that the Free Software Foundation is pulling with GPL'd
    >> software distributed through the Apple's App Store.
    >>
    >> http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...s-store-terms-of-service-at-odds-with-gpl.ars
    >>
    >> Open source developers, it seems, are thrilled to gain access to Apple's App
    >> Store, one of the world's top distribution channels. But it seems the FSF
    >> Police aren't content to see those developers comply with the GPL terms and
    >> make source code available. No-o-o-o-o-o -- they will have to withdraw
    >> their work from the Apple App Store, or Apple will be forced to pull them,
    >> because apparently Apple's terms and conditions place unspecified
    >> restrictions on what end users can do with the GPL'd software.
    >>

    >
    > Another miss to impossible.
    >


    impossitroll is getting pathetic
     
    victor, May 29, 2010
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  3. In article <htq7mf$iai$>, victor <> wrote:
    (snip)

    >impossitroll is getting pathetic


    ... getting ??? :)
    Don't feed them. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Jun 2, 2010
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