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Microsoft to WP7 app developers: Use our open source licenses

Jon Brodkin | Feb. 17, 2011
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.

An open source database was ported to Windows Phone 7 last year by a third-party developer, but the database is not available on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft has not yet responded to an inquiry from Network World today.

 

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