Wesnoth struggles with App Store's GPL incompatibilities

Friday, July 30 2010 @ 05:54 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

In light of the recent GPL compliance complaint made by the Free Software Foundation against Apple's App Store, which sells and distributes software for Apple gadgets, it was probably inevitable that other problem applications would surface. While there are various opinions on whether the App Store can legally distribute GPL-covered binaries—along with diverging opinions on what benefits, if any, the App Store provides to free software projects—it is clear that some people object to their GPL-licensed code appearing in the App Store. So it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the port of the The Battle for Wesnoth for the iPhone/iPad, which was released last November, has run into some resistance.

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