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Blog Entry I problemi con Apple non sono solo interruzioni, sono ingiustizie
by Greg Farough published Aug 26, 2021
Located in Italiano
Blog Entry Apple's ebook sales restrictions: the newest reason to use free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 25, 2012 last modified Aug 15, 2017 12:03 PM
Last week, Apple announced ebook authoring software called iBooks Author. As you would expect from Apple, the software is completely proprietary—but the license includes some terms that are so restrictive, they shock even Apple's fans.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry Apple v. Samsung: A patent battle with freedom as the collateral damage
by Donald Robertson published Sep 21, 2012
Apple's patent aggression harms us all.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
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
Rémi 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.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store
by Brett Smith published May 25, 2010 last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM
An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry Troff document Watch Your Freedom (Because Apple's Not)
by apatel published Mar 13, 2015 last modified Mar 13, 2015 02:06 PM
At Apple's "Spring Forward" press event on Monday, March 9, the electronics company expounded upon its plans to release a smartwatch and revealed updates to its MacBook computer line, among other announcements. Underneath their focus on "innovation" and "design," however, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other participating speakers neglected to address growing concerns about the proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management technologies distributed with its products and services, which only serve to extend the company's oppression of computer users and their freedoms.
Located in Blogs / Community
iPad is iBad for freedom
by peterb published Jan 27, 2010 last modified Apr 01, 2010 04:20 PM
With new tablet device, Apple's Steve Jobs pushes unprecedented extension of DRM to a new class of general purpose computers
Located in FSF News
iPad è iBad per la libertà
by edo1493 published Jan 05, 2010 last modified Feb 28, 2010 12:41 PM
Con il nuovo dispositivo portatile Apple ha dato una spinta senza precedenti all' estensione dei DRM ad una nuova classe di computer.
Located in Italiano
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple
by wtheaker published Sep 10, 2013
The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash
by John Sullivan published May 03, 2010 last modified Nov 02, 2012 12:45 PM
Watching two proprietary software companies deeply opposed to computer user freedom lob accusations back and forth about who is more opposed to freedom has been surreal, to say the least. But what's been crystal clear is that the freedom these companies are arguing about is their own, not that of their users. And what they are calling freedom isn't freedom at all -- it is the ability to control those users. Adobe is mad at Apple for not letting Adobe control iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users via Flash, and Apple is mad at Adobe for suggesting that Apple is arbitrarily abusing its control over Application Store users.
Located in Blogs / Community

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