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Blog Entry application/x-internet-signup Using the GPL for Eclipse Plug-Ins
by Brett Smith published Apr 06, 2010 last modified Apr 30, 2010 11:20 AM — filed under:
Recently we've seen some questions about whether Eclipse plug-ins can be released under the GPL. Answered briefly, this is possible if you can provide an additional permission with the license to allow combining your plug-in with the necessary EPL-covered libraries. The rest of this post examines why an additional permission is necessary, and has specific recommendations for interested developers.
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Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store
by Brett Smith published Oct 29, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:45 AM
RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.
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What counts as a "modification" under the FDL?
by Brett Smith published May 08, 2007 last modified May 17, 2010 04:43 PM
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What counts as a "modification" under the FDL?
by Brett Smith published May 08, 2007 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
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Blog Entry Windows Phone 7 and Xbox ban GPL software
by Brett Smith published Feb 28, 2011
Recently word started getting around that the terms for getting apps on Windows Phone 7, and indie games on the Xbox, have changed. Now, programs submitted to Microsoft cannot have any code licensed under a copyleft license. Even if a single file is licensed under a weaker copyleft license like the LGPL, Microsoft will apparently reject it.
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Yes, DRM is inherently evil
by Brett Smith published Sep 29, 2006 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
People keep saying DRM isn't inherently evil. Why?
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Yes, DRM is inherently evil
by Brett Smith published Sep 29, 2006 last modified May 17, 2010 04:44 PM
People keep saying DRM isn't inherently evil. Why?
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