Hans-Georg Haberl <haberl.geo...@gmail.com> writes: > I'm a developer working on UWP, Android and iOS apps using the Xamarin > framework and Entity Framework Core. > I'm working on building spatialite for Android, which depends on the geos > library. > As far as I can tell LGPL is problematic for the Android and Apples App > Store so I was wondering if there is a way to license it in a way that > allows to create Android and IOS Applications without getting a headache > because there are no clear answers if this is allowed or not (Maybe add the > possibility that you can change the licence to i.e. MPL as long as it's put > on the Apple or Android Stores,...).
I would suggest that you move from "as far as I can tell" to clear reasoning based on reading the terms and legal advice. You say "Android App Store". I use f-droid, which is an android app store, and it is full of code with LPGL and GPL :-) But seriously, if you mean "Google Play", then you should say that. There are applications on Google Play with GPL, and I have never heard claims that GPL or LGPL licenses are prohibited. As for iOS, perhaps you should ask Apple to change their terms. This is not a minor issue of license compatibility; it is a fundamental clash between their terms and Free Software principles. This question has come up before, and based on that discussion, it seems highly unlikely that there would be a license change. > I've been wondering if it's ok to just share a source of the app somewhere > but it seems all in all still very sketchy and questionable if this will > hold up in court if anyone ever complains (I'm working for a very small > company with only 3 full time developers and we've been sued several times > for no reason at all other than trying to hamper our company so they can > get our customers,... very questionable strategy since we've always played > fair) I am not following your comments, but it sounds like you are in need of legal advice, which you won't get here. _______________________________________________ geos-devel mailing list email@example.com https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geos-devel