[Interest] Protection against a VLC-like enforcement: a Qt developers could send an infringement complaint about software distributed through he Apple App Store, and Apple pulling the software?
scorp1us at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 21 20:32:56 CET 2012
Get a commercial license?
Or have a developer friend side-load it for you. Thanks to Apple's DRM we'll see install clubs and piracy take off again. Or use Cydia.
From: Erwin Coumans <erwin.coumans at gmail.com>
To: interest at qt-project.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:05 PM
Subject: [Interest] Protection against a VLC-like enforcement: a Qt developers could send an infringement complaint about software distributed through he Apple App Store, and Apple pulling the software?
I have some concerns regarding the LGPL license, statically linked in an application distributed through the Apple App Store.
This was previously discussed here, but it ignore the a part of the LGPL license about not imposing further restrictions:
Apple's Terms of Service impose restrictive limits on use and distribution for any software distributed through the App Store, and the GPL and LGPL doesn't allow that.
From the LGPL license: "You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein."
It seems that if any Qt developer would send an infringement complaint to software distributed through he Apple App Store, Apple would pull the software, just like they did with the VLC player.
Do we just need to trust the Qt developers they won't do this?
Or is there anything that protects Qt users (who want to distribute their software through the Apple App Store) from such infringement complain?
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