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Microsoft: Absolutely NO Free Software for Windows Phone and Xbox Apps.

Feb 17, 2011, 13:05 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Wildeboer)

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"This is rather uncool, IMHO, I stumbled upon this forum entry and was quite astonished. It points to the Microsoft Application Provider Agreement that governs the Windows Marketplace, the App Store where users can get apps and developers publish them.

"Now here's the fun part. In article 5, Microsoft explains the Application Requirements that you need to fulfill to get your app accepted in the marketplace. It's point E that is of interest here:

"e. The Application must not include software, documentation, or other materials that, in whole or in part, are governed by or subject to an Excluded License, or that would otherwise cause the Application to be subject to the terms of an Excluded License.

"Note the full scope: in whole or in part. This means that you cannot use Libraries that are under this ominous "Excluded License"."

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