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GNU is Not Unix

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."
Real Time Strategy (Games)

StarCraft II To Be Released On July 27 220

Posted by Soulskill
from the guess-it's-ready dept.
Blizzard announced today that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first game in a series of three, will be released on July 27. The game will contain the Terran campaign (29 missions), the full multiplayer experience, and "several challenge-mode mini-games," with "focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies." It will launch alongside the revamped, which we've previously discussed. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said, "We've been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we're excited that the time for that is almost here. Thanks to our beta testers, we're making great progress on the final stages of development, and we'll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new in just a few months."

Comment: Re:Release cycles? (Score 0) 1231

by holgie (#30000772) Attached to: Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

And here's the advantage of Linux - I can move to another supplier, I'm not locked in.

I fail to see your logic. Logic would be: "And here's the advantage of PCs - I can move to another OS, I'm not locked in". Moving from one distro to another require just as much of a complete reinstall as would any OSX, windoze, whatever... I'm not an MS fanboy and I know that installing most Linux distros is much easier, but please keep your logic straight -- I'm not a native english speaker so please see if you can control yourselves, gramma nazies ;-)

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.