iOS Client - own Version with custom branding


#1

Hello,

we got a request from a possible client who asked us if we could create a customized (branding) version of the iOS ownCloud Client. Can the version from the github repository be used to create a custom-branded version of the iOS-Client and to offer this version through the Apple App store? This
https://owncloud.org/contribute/iOS-license-exception/
reads like it's not possible?

If it's not possible: Why is it possible for ownCloud Enterprise - customers? Because that version of the iOS client has a different license (commercial license)?


#2

Correct. The GPL is not compatible with the Apple Store at this time. Enterprise customers are getting a relicensing under a commercial license. You or the client should contact sales@owncloud.com.


#3

Okay, thanks for the info. Android and Desktop clients are no problem, we could do our own branded version with the code from Github?


#4

Correct. The standard distribution channels for those are fine with the GPL.


#5

Nextcloud provides an iOS client which can be branded. Current versions of OC and NC are still very similar that they work with the other product as well.