Microsoft to WP7 App Developers: Use Our Open Source Licenses

February 18, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Microsoft

Microsoft has prohibited developers from using GPLv3-licensed open source software in any application distributed on the Windows Phone Marketplace. But Redmond is pushing mobile application developers to use packages based on an open source license created by Microsoft.

The Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement says applications “must not include software that … in whole or in part, are governed by or subject to an Excluded License,” and says excluded licenses “include, but are not limited to the GPLv3 Licenses.”

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