I don't really understand if apple provides their OS for free, why
they can't create a lightweight version that would run in virtual box,
for open source developers only... But that's their choice. Let's go
back to original topic. GPL v 3 is a good idea :) I am just not sure
if you don't need permissions from other developers who contributed
the code in order to change the license.
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 5:53 PM, Petr Bena <benapetr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
TBH as open source developer I don't feel like
sources makes it any easier for me to create applications for their
If I want to create an application for android, I can download android
studio and run it on Windows, Linux or Mac. The studio itself is open
source and programs are easy to package.
If I want to create an application for iPhone, I have to own a Mac,
because even if I wanted to buy OS only and install it on non-apple
hardware, it wouldn't work and xcode is not available for any other
platform than Mac. This is blocker for any open source developer who
wants to create non-profit software and isn't willing to put money
into something that is never gonna be useful for them, so that they
can create software that others can freely use.
This is case of all apple products, even if I wanted to create a
program for Windows, which is commercial platform, I can easily do
that on linux and compile with mingw compiler that can build .exe
files on linux. But in case of apple you can only dream of that.
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Antoine Musso <hashar+wmf(a)free.fr> wrote:
> Le 08/02/2015 15:26, Petr Bena a écrit :
>> What can I say, I always had a feeling that apple hates open source
>> and likes to block open source devs in all possible ways, this just
>> ensures me in this feeling. One more reason for me to be happy not to
>> have to work with their products.
> You have wrong feelings really: http://opensource.apple.com/
> Even the kernel (XNU) is published under an open source license:
> FSF's Opinion of the Apple Public Source License (APSL) 2.0
> The AppStore terms of service is not compatibe with GPLv2 since they
> restrict distribution and use in addition of the GPLv2 restrictions. So
> it is not surprising that Apple acts as a good citizen by respecting the
> license and thus preventing people from adding GPLv2 apps. They just
> make sure the license is respected.
> Antoine "hashar" Musso
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