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GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

http://www.fsf.org

An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

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Ubuntu primes music service

http://mybroadband.co.za

Ubuntu Linux will likely include an iTunes-like music service in its next release.

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Familiar Villains: Apple and Blackboard Attack Linux/Free Software Again

http://boycottnovell.com

Apple kicks Palm's Linux-powered phones out of iTunes and Blackboard spreads FUD about Free software counterparts

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An open alternative for Palm Pre iTunes users

http://practical-tech.com

Apple will tell you that iTunes 8.2.1 fixes bugs and, in particular, improves interoperability with iPhones and iPod Touches running iPhone 3.0 Software. But, it really it only has one "feature:" It blocks the Palm Pre's iTunes compatibility. KDE thinks there's another way.

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Amarok to Palm: "Forget Apple, Come to Us!"

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Open source project Amarok, in an open letter to Palm, has invited the company to work with them. The reason: the Apple iTunes 8.2.1 update guarantees that the Linux-based Palm Pre smartphone can no longer use the iTunes music management software.

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Apple Is Sued After Pressuring Open-source ITunes Project

http://tech.yahoo.com

The operator of a technology discussion forum has sued Apple, claiming that the company used U.S. copyright law to curb legitimate discussion of its iTunes software.

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EFF To Apple: Free Speech Isn't a DMCA Violation

http://www.readwriteweb.com

Apple has always been very protective over their proprietary software. The company doesn't want anything but iTunes to control an iPod - and for good reason, too.

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5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

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"The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G:

** iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on everyone's phones.
** iPhone endorses and supports Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology.

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MSN Music Debacle Highlights EULA Dangers

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"When Microsoft announced that it will no longer support former MSN Music customers who want to play their DRM disabled music on new computers, DRM-hating consumer advocates justifiably cried out, “I told you so!” But this debacle is not just another example of the dangers of DRM: its also a reminder of the danger of overreaching end user license agreements, or EULAs..."

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Open source project aims to overhaul music search

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Software that listens to and analyzes music is driving a Sun open source project, which aims to build a music recommendation system that surpasses the systems used today by iTunes and Amazon.

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Linux iPod lock-out broken

http://ipodminusitunes.blogspot.com

iPod Linux lock-out broken. Just a day after it was reported that Apple’s latest iPod had a checksum that prevented it from working with anything other than iTunes, the offending piece of code has been broken. Blog ipodminusitunes was among the first to report this.

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Apple cuts us off

http://ipodminusitunes.blogspot.com

So, it's finally happened. Unhappy with other media players being better than iTunes, Apple have apparently decided to stop them from working with the new range of iPods.

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iTunes in Linux

http://pimpyourlinux.com

Yesterday, Apple computer released Safari for windows, proving that the company does have the desire to expand their enterprise and myriad programs to other platforms. However, they so far have neglected the Linux user. Will apple release iTunes for Linux? Not anytime soon. So what solutions does the open source community have?

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