Microsoft App Store bans third parties from charging for free open source software

Microsoft updated its App Store rules, one of which is “Don’t try to profit from open source or other software that is usually available for free, and don’t try to overprice the features and functionality the product offers.” If you have used the Microsoft App Store over the past few years, you will notice that there is a lot of open source software. These software are often uploaded not by the original developer but by a third party, and often turn freely available applications into paid software . This means that Microsoft Store customers may have to pay for products that are free to download. In addition to this, these paid open source software are not updated as frequently as the original program. The latest regulations prohibit these actions.

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