[Supertux-Devel] iPhone Version of SuperTux

Thomas Roughton t.roughton at clear.net.nz
Wed Mar 31 10:55:53 PDT 2010


Well, then, it's all up to the developers, or else this project is  
cancelled. We very much appreciate the investigations you have done,  
Matt.

We'll put the project on hold for now, but if the developers see fit  
to grant us a specific license then we will continue.

Thomas Roughton,
Ingenero Software

On 1/04/2010, at 6:20 AM, Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> wrote:

> Stop the presses!  The FSF finally answered me yesterday and pointed  
> out
> a provision of the iPhone App Store agreement that is incompatible  
> with
> any copyleft: "The license granted to the end-user for the Licensed
> Application must be limited to a non-transferable license to use the
> Licensed Application on an iPhone OS Product that the end-user owns or
> controls [...]".  I'm using the EFF-hosted copy of the agreement at:
>
> http://www.eff.org/files/20100127_iphone_dev_agr.pdf
>
> So, Thomas, you're out of luck even for the GPLv2 code unless the
> SuperTux contributors grant you additional permission to distribute  
> the
> iPhone app under such a restricted end-user license.  And other GPLv2
> iPhone apps such as Tux Rider World Challenge are technically  
> violating
> the GPL, though I guess no one has sued about it yet.
>
> I'm still following up with the FSF about the installation information
> requirement specifically, but that point is now definitely moot here.
>
> -- 
> Matt
>
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