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An App Store For iPhone Software

Ohreally_factor Re:Distribution costs $99 (531 comments)

Interesting! Thanks for the real world fact. I'm sure it's a matter of time before there's a work-around, but that is supposition on my part, while you have provided verifiable data.

more than 6 years ago

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FSF Rattles Tivo Saber at Apple

Ohreally_factor Ohreally_factor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ohreally_factor (593551) writes "This article at Tectonic suggests that Apple's iPhone might run afoul of the GPL.

In the article, Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF is quoted as saying:

Today, Steve Jobs and Apple release a product crippled with proprietary software and digital restrictions: crippled, because a device that isn't under the control of its owner works against the interests of its owner.

We know that Apple has built its operating system, OS X, and its web browser Safari, using GPL-covered work — it will be interesting to see to what extent the iPhone uses GPLed software.
Is the FSF engaging in SCO-style FUD or might there really be GPLed code in the iPhone? (It's well known that OS X built on BSD, which uses the . . . . (wait for it) . . . . BSD license. Webkit is based on KHTML which uses the LGPL.) Or is the FSF attempting to capitalize on iPhone-mania, trying to get their name in the news by any means possible? At what point does F/OSS advocacy become "Freetarded"?"

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Ohreally_factor Ohreally_factor writes  |  more than 10 years ago

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Karma police
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For a minute there
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I lost myself, I lost myself

--Radiohead

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