2011/1/12 Jonathan Aquilina<email@example.com>
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.
On 01/08/2011 01:46 PM, Charles.h.Schulz wrote:
To be frank I would be very tempted by the Mac App Store. We would gain a
lot of traction and perhaps revenue. I read the links you provided with
attention but what I can gather is somewhat controversial or at least would
require some sort of legal workaround. Let me explain what I see:
- FSF thinks the Mac App Store policies are in contraddiction with the GPL
and points to specific clauses in it.
- the neat and clean way to do this is to relicense the software
completely. We cannot do this -one of the reasons is that we don't want a
copyright assignment- but even if we had one we would still be hindered by
the Oracle copyright in it.
Last but not least, at this Westnoth is in conflict with the FSF. I
usually consider myself a free and independent thinking person but I also
know that the FSF is our friend. We talk to them. Why making ennemies?
Just my 2 euro cents,
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