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On Jan 7, 2011, at 5:00 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:

I was told there is an issue with mac and the GPL and LGPL licensing. not sure what exactly 

Some quick reading shows the issue is not at all clear. For example, the Wesnoth community has 
debated this in depth, but the ultimate result is that Wesnoth is currently available in the App 
Store (for iOS), and even charges a small fee. (Just as Fabian Rodriguez suggested earlier in this 

An article on their community discussion is here:

If you have iTunes, you can see the app store page for Wesnoth here:

Thus, it does not appear that Apple would block LibO because of our LGPL license (Wesnoth is GPL 
v2). The FSF is very unhappy with the App Store, but this does not appear to be a dealbreaker if we 
wish to go ahead with it.


Benjamin Horst
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