If you want to release a version for the iGroan and iBad, I suggest that you stop dealing with iTunes. – RMS

4. miserlou: I’m a person who makes my living by porting and writing free software
and then selling it for a profit. Unfortunately, I have to use
proprietary, corporate controlled markets (Android Market, iPhone App
Store, etc) to do this. How do you feel about digital software markets
as a financial support structure for Free software?

RMS: I don’t think of them under the rubric of finance, because what
preoccupies me is the restrictions they impose. For instance, Apple’s
terms for the iGroan/iBad app store have the effect that any
executable received through the app store cannot be free software.
There are free software source licenses that permit you to distribute
an executable through Apple’s app store, but that executable won’t
itself be free.

As far as I know, there is no such problem with Android Market.

If you want to release a version for the iGroan and iBad, I suggest
that you stop dealing with iTunes. Instead, distribute it youself and
invite people to jailbreak in order to install it.

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