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Possible GPL violation on Mac App Store

From: garpin
Subject: Possible GPL violation on Mac App Store
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:18:44 +0000

Someone is distributing an app called "UTM Virtual Machines" based on QEMU on Mac App Store [1]. Mac App Store has EULA, which is not compatible with GPL [2]. Apple's EULA imposes restrictions to users' rights, for instance it forbids reverse engineering. That contradicts GPL #6: "You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein."

Do the QEMU developers think that such GPL violation is acceptable?

[1] https://apps.apple.com/us/app/utm-virtual-machines/id1538878817
[2] https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/more-about-the-app-store-gpl-enforcement

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