jdev - 2020-02-19

  1. moparisthebest

    So all the platforms pep. listed are "general computing devices" the end user decides what they put on there etc

  2. moparisthebest

    iPhones are instead like video game consoles

  3. moparisthebest

    That only run software explicitly blessed by the manufacturer

  4. pep.

    moparisthebest: steam/steamos?

  5. moparisthebest

    pep.: Some steam games are available outside steam, I'm not sure about steamos

  6. larma

    Do steam games have crypto routines in them?

  7. moparisthebest

    The DRM ones and maybe the network ones

  8. larma

    Well the DRM ones either use Steams DRM which they could easily declare to French gov or are likely also sold through other channels and thus might have declared themselves independently of steam (so they can be sold in stores in France)

  9. jonas’

    moparisthebest, hey, no shaming bending over!

  10. pulkomandy

    There is also a possibility that the law exists but is not enforced in any way because it's a leftover from the 80s and no one cares except Apple legal department?

  11. Link Mauve

    I thought it was much more recent than that, but it’s true that no one cares except for Apple.

  12. Ge0rG

    pulkomandy: the problem with that is that it makes you subject to selective enforcement. If the government suddenly stops liking Apple, they can pull out such an obscure law and pull you in court

  13. Link Mauve

    Ge0rG, they can already do that against a whole bunch of Google Play software, or Microsoft Store or even independent software.