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FSF Asks Apple To Comply With the GPL For Clone of GNU Go 482

Posted by timothy
from the y'know-fellas-the-license dept.
I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The Free Software Foundation has discovered that an application currently distributed in Apple's App Store is a port of GNU Go. This makes it a GPL violation, because Apple controls distribution of all such programs through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is incompatible with section 6 of the GPLv2. It's an unusual enforcement action, though, because they don't want Apple to just make the app disappear, they want Apple to grant its users the full freedoms offered by the GPL. Accordingly, they haven't sued or sent any legal threats and are instead in talks with Apple about how they can offer their users the GPLed software legally, which is difficult because it's not possible to grant users all the freedoms they're entitled to and still comply with Apple's restrictive licensing terms."
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+ - Minimal Distros for Minimal Resource PC's->

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burdicda
burdicda writes "With the majority of pc's worldwide running Windows and the majority of them running Windows 98 here is a listing of various Linux distros that thrive on old legacy hardware. Distrowatch and other sites so far have not elected to carry separate listings or categories of "lite" operating systems or distros......this particular page is very useful if these are what you've been searching for..."
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