Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yes to open source apps in Windows 8 Store

Here is some good news coming for developers from Microsoft, for the Windows 8 Metro Style app developers. Microsoft has conformed that it will allow Open Source licensed software in the app store which is unlike Apple's app store.
This is what Microsoft had to say: "Apps that are released under an Open Source Initiative-recognised open source licence can, at least in the pre-release version of the Windows Store, be distributed according to terms that contradict Microsoft’s Standard Application License Terms if this is required by the open source licence. Among other things, the Standard Application License Terms prohibit the sharing of applications." This is surely good for developers as the standard open source license gives the ability to remove focus from the restriction on sharing applications.

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