[mythtv-users] OT Apple vs GPL (Was: THIS IS A NON-COMMERCIAL MAILING LIST)
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Apr 19 16:19:07 UTC 2012
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:11:54PM +0100, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> > > It does, fundamentally. If you distribute a binary of a GPLed work, you are
> >> *required* to also make available the source that can be used to make that
> >> binary. Since Apple add an extra layer to the binary (the
> >> encryption/signing) which cannot be replicated without the algorithm and
> >> private key(s) used by Apple, then that cannot be complied with while also
> >> complying with Apple's policies.
> >That is not the primarily reason why GPL is in contradiction with the
> >AppStore distribution license.
> >No one prevents you to add in the description of your application a
> >link to the source code.
> >Making it available doesn't mean it has to be packaged with the
> >application itself. Plenty of way to make a source code *available*
> Wrong, because the source code you would be offering is **NOT** the
> source code that can be used to build what is being distributed.
> Show me a phone that does not have any restrictions ? There are
> none, zero, zilch. Some are less closed than others, but none are
> truly open.
You can side load Android devices. Just get the dev kit. You can
install other people's binaries or build your own. This an option
for any un-rooted Android device.
I could download and build a MythTV Android app the same way that
I download and build the source for MythTV.
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