On Thursday 27 October 2011, you wrote: > > if the istore would be free, this discussion would not exist > > If the software was truly free, sharing would not be mandatory, and anyone > who wanted could compile it and submit it on the store. Forced sharing is > at least as dictatorial. free beer != free software. as for "free" - why do i have to submit it to a "store" at all to begin with ? > The source code was free and released. The issue was that the binary you > got from the store could not be given to someone else because of the DRM - > they had to download it from the store, where it was free to download. So > this free software which was downloadable for free and for which source > was free was not free enough for religious zealots, and every consumer > suffered for it. > > And there are probably ways around it, for example now that it is legal to > jailbreak your device, you could include source with the store version and > anyone who wanted could download it to the device they chose to jailbreak > and compile it - if they choose not to jailbreak and compile so be it, but > it would still comply with GPL 2 I think. One might argue the DRM > precludes it, but I would counter argue that I prefer the additional > security that code signing imposes and that as such it is not DRM but a > firewall I choose to run (by not jail breaking) to protect myself against > unsigned code execution. no, like i said. if you give the binary to someone, then you also must provide the sourcecode to compile that exact binary - including whatever "postprocessing" (which might be DRM). and ofcourse the binary must be free itself to begin with. all that said, donate one of these ithings to me and i will port vice to it, no problem (it should be fairly easy infact). hint: i dont need nor want a cellphone :) -- http://www.hitmen-console.org http://magicdisk.untergrund.net http://www.pokefinder.org http://ftp.pokefinder.org Der Zyniker sieht die Welt wie sie ist, nicht wie sie sein sollte. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-10-27 16:00:26
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