[racket-dev] JFYI: Apple's Mac App store now online

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Tue Jan 11 14:59:28 EST 2011

On Jan 11, 2011, at 11:03 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM, John Clements
> <clements at brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
>> Anyhow, I wouldn't be surprised if in the next few years users start asking why DrRacket isn't available through the App store.
> I expect that, like the iOS App Store, distribution through the App
> store is incompatible with DrRacket's LGPL license.  See, for example:
>  http://www.enternet.org/3543575/vlc-app-removed-from-app-store/

Looks like that one was GPL, not LGPL...

> Also, you have to pay Apple $99 a year.

Yes, that sucks.  If they have any interest in open-source software, they'll waive that for free apps.

John Clements

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