More on the iPhone

Posted on Thu 31 July 2008 in geek

There is another piece on the iPhone over at the FSF blog today. While there my be "Free as in Beer" applications available for it the article makes it pretty clear the incompatibility between Apple's license and copyleft licenses that encourage free (as in freedom) software. The birth of the GPL V3 was a slow one but it does contain terms to stop people locking free software behind the DRM bar and denying your freedom to modify and use the program. Of course most of the Apple bling is BSD powered which is considerably more liberal about allowing itself to be taken behind closed doors and tied up.