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post #11 of 59
Make the apps $.01.
post #12 of 59
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Originally Posted by fraudbrand View Post
Nothing new here. Why are people pretending to freak out ?
Because they're fools who don't realize the amount of time and resources that would have to go into ensuring compliance with the terms. If Microsoft let things licensed under GPL, or similar terms, on their site, they'd have to spend a whole TON of money factchecking/proofing/verifying while receiving nothing in return or get sued non-stop.

It isn't a big deal, there's just going to be a few different prominent sources to get GPL apps from, which will, of course, easily be found by just typing "free windows 7 phone apps" into your search engine of choice.
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Please read the article folks. They did NOT ban free software. They banned open source software, which makes sense because it says the Windows Phone Marketplace doesn't have the capability to distribute source code and as posted above Microsoft doesn't want to spend the time to check the ten thousand fart apps on WP7 Marketplace for compliance with their software license.
post #14 of 59
Ah MS is back!
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Please read the article folks. They did NOT ban free software. They banned open source software, which makes sense because it says the Windows Phone Marketplace doesn't have the capability to distribute source code and as posted above Microsoft doesn't want to spend the time to check the ten thousand fart apps on WP7 Marketplace for compliance with their software license.
Didn't you know that you're not suppose to read the article, just the title.
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post #16 of 59
so i dont fully understand what's been banned here.
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Typical M$. Windows Phone 7 Live monthly subscription, anyone?
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I guess they are going to charge people for FREE apps now?
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Make the apps $.01.
These apps are free-as-in-speech, not free-as-in-beer. You'll still get apps for $0.00 in the marketplace, but they've effectively banned the source code distribution of them (or more specifically, the copyleft part which states that any modifications to the original source code are also bound by the original source codes' licence)
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Please change the title, not only is it completely wrong, it's very misleading and is going to lead this thread down the troll-hole. And don't forget, ya gotta pay the troll-toll.
 
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Please change the title, not only is it completely wrong, it's very misleading and is going to lead this thread down the troll-hole. And don't forget, ya gotta pay the troll-toll.
Hahahaha!
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