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On 2011/01/12 8:49 AM  Mirek M. wrote:
2011/1/12 Jonathan Aquilina<>

>  Why not license it under an appropriate license that would allow us to put
>  it in the app store? would that mean we would need to remove the GPL or can
>  it be dual licensed to go on the app store?
I'm no expert, but as I understand it, LibreOffice is licensed under the
LGPL, which should allow it to be used with DRM (whereas VLC was GPL).
In order for LibreOffice to change its license, it would need to get an OK
from all its contributors, including Oracle, which is not too likely to
happen IMHO. But I don't think that's necessary in this case.

There is no DRM used on the Mac OS X App Store. There is DRM on the Apple iOS AppStore. They are two separate entities. The FSF objections are to the DRM on the iOS AppStore and do not apply to the OS X App Store. Of course, the FSF objects to Apple and any other company that does not give away their software for free.

Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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