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post #21 of 59
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
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.
OCN has been reduced to people reading the titles of new stories and extrapolating their own theories, please do what this man says and change the title. First of all, this has been active since the beginning, and it doesn't force anything too horrible. Developers can still publish under the "dual-license" and retain the GPL while still having a psuedo-copyright of the code on the app store.
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post #22 of 59
Everyone here needs to calm down. Microsoft is not banning free applications. Let me break this down.

If Microsoft distributes GPL software then they have to make the source available. Microsoft can't do that with their current store so they have to pull the applications from their store to obey the law. It's GPL's fault, not Microsoft.
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post #23 of 59
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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.
I would consider another windows phone as long as they concentrate on functionality over aesthetics.

I'm still getting used to my android phone, but it seems like function is second place to aesthetics. A lot of the time I just go *** were they thinking... and then it becomes obvious... many times it seems their primary goal was to make sure to make it look as pretty or prettier than iphone.
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post #24 of 59
Glad I have an android.
post #25 of 59
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Originally Posted by foslock View Post
OCN has been reduced to people reading the titles of new stories and extrapolating their own theories, please do what this man says and change the title.
Yet another example of a thread that reaches a page and half before anyone's even thought to click on the link.
post #26 of 59
Stupid microsoft.
I foresee fart apps for $0.99.
post #27 of 59
Oh what's this, a completely inaccurately titled thread trying to bash Microsoft for doing something that makes total sense? Didn't we just have one of these, I dunno...every damn day?
    
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post #28 of 59
Free as in free speech, not free as in free beer.

Its understandable I guess...

You're writing apps for their framework using their content distribution system. It only makes sense that you would have to follow their license.

I can't wait until someone finds some GPL'd code in the OS though.
    
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post #29 of 59
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Everyone here needs to calm down. Microsoft is not banning free applications. Let me break this down.

If Microsoft distributes GPL software then they have to make the source available. Microsoft can't do that with their current store so they have to pull the applications from their store to obey the law. It's GPL's fault, not Microsoft.
That sucks, well Microsoft must improve there market place/store then, doesn't sound like a major set back (although I'm probably under estimating the the complexity )
Edited by N3G4T1v3 - 2/17/11 at 7:28am
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post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
If Microsoft banns free software on Windows XP/Vista/7, we're all screwed.
They didn't ban the installation of free software, just the availability of it in their market.

I don't know about you, but I don't download my free software for W7 from Microsoft.
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