Open Source Kickstarter Report Card (Updated)

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 07:02:13 CEST 2015


Richard 

> On 18 Aug 2015, at 12:51, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
> Peter W A Wood wrote:
> 
> > I interpreted this clause from the latest Windows Store App Developer
> > Agreement, to mean that GPL software cannot be sold via the App Store:
> >
> > d.	FOSS Software. If your App includes FOSS, (i) you are
> > responsible for compliance with all applicable FOSS license terms,
> > including any source code availability requirements, and (ii) it must
> > not cause any non-FOSS Microsoft software to become subject to the
> > terms of any FOSS license.
> > I could well be wrong though.
> 
> Seems very accepting of FOSS.  I can't imagine anyone would try to distribute something that places restrictions on the OS vendor.
> 
> I haven't spent much time looking, but I haven't heard any objections from the Free Software Foundation, and they're usually quite vocal about such things.

I believe that the statement “ it must not cause any non-FOSS Microsoft software to become subject to the terms of any FOSS license.” would specifically exclude the use of GPL licensed software - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/08/open_source_windows_8_windows_store/

Regards

Peter


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