Lots of apps available can be found for free. the cost of the app is up
to the developer if s/he want to put it up for free. I think LO could be
a model example to other OSS projects that this is an opportunity for
them to increase their following.
On 01/12/2011 05:35 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
On 2011/01/12 8:49 AM Mirek M. wrote:
2011/1/12 Jonathan Aquilina<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
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.
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