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[h-online] Microsoft bans (GPLv3) free software from Windows Phone Marketplace

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A ban on GPL3 and similarly compatible, copyleft licensed software has been found in the terms of use for Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace. The terms, noted in a posting on open source evangelist Jan Wildeboer's blog, were originally noticed in a discussion among Nokia developers who were evaluating the issues involved with Nokia's switch to WP7; both Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo platforms have been free and open source friendly.
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http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...e-1191524.html
Edited by mr soft - 2/18/11 at 12:14am
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.....what the hell? Just, what the hell Microsoft.
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Seriously? Wasn't one of the building blocks of the Zune free apps?

I don't even....
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They are trying hard to open up Windows Mobile 7, and then they go and do this?

Lol, just lol.
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OMG LOL, lol, just lol ***. But seriously, I don't think I would ever consider Windows 7 over android regardless of them banning free apps.
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Is everyone just that willing to let Google shaft them that much at the moment ??
    
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post #8 of 59
Nothing new here. Why are people pretending to freak out ?
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post #9 of 59
If Microsoft banns free software on Windows XP/Vista/7, we're all screwed.
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I guess they are going to charge people for FREE apps now?
 
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