[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs on iPhone

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Tue Mar 24 08:45:43 EDT 2009

Go ahead sell your GPL application. I'll get your code, build the  
application, and sell it for less than half of what you're selling it  

How exactly will you make your money, then?

When people say, "You can't make commercial software with GPL code,"  
they don't mean it's not legally possible to sell GPL code, only that  
it's not commercially viable.


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On Mar 24, 2009, at 1:27 AM, Jules Bean wrote:

> Rick R wrote:
>> The agreement doesn't specifically prohibit the use of interpreters  
>> (just those than run external code). It also doesn't say anything  
>> about machine generated code. The only thing one would have to  
>> ensure is that the dependencies of JHC are all compiled in, or  
>> statically linked. Shared libs are disallowed in any app. If it has  
>> a runtime dependency on gcc (is there such a thing?) Then you would  
>> have to statically link it and therefore couldn't sell your  
>> application. (gotta love GPL)
> Not true. GPL doesn't forbid selling and never has. RMS used to make  
> money selling emacs tapes.
> All it requires is that you accompany your sale either with a copy  
> of the source code, or a promise to make source available. Posting  
> the source on a public web site would meet this requirement.
> Does anything in the iPhone SDK forbid you from posting your source?
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