On 09/27/2012 02:47 AM, Kuno Woudt wrote:
> A license which is currently "missing" on that spectrum is a copyleft
> license compatible with the current popular app stores.
Richard Fontana wrote on 27 September:
I haven't thought about it (until now) in connection with
copyleft-next, but this is a good suggestion to consider.
I don't agree. I think the copyleft-incompatibility of app stores is
specifically designed to work against the software freedom of users,
particularly in Apple's case. In Google's case, they demand a
permissive license from the author for Google's own benefit, which means
there's no way copyleft-next could do that unless it had a "permissive
out especially for Google" clause, which I think would be a bad idea.
App stores are just a way to distribute software. Why should some
distributions get special treatment?
Luis' points are interesting on this: a true app-store that wants to DTRT
should actually have no trouble complying with copyleft-next, or AGPLv3, for