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Re: [News] Apple Goes Litigious Against Open Source and For DRM

____/ Peter Köhlmann on Wednesday 27 February 2008 00:09 : \____

> The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb
>> <brick.n.straw@xxxxxxxxx>
>>  wrote
>> on Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:13:14 -0500
>> <1d5b8sbjivaqt.hpkw7zlbmlf6.dlg@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:14:47 -0500, Jerry McBride wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> iTunes legal silences Hymn
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>| Apple has fired a cease and desist order against the developers behind
>>>>>| the open-source Hymn Project.
>>>>>| Hymn develops software that strips Apple's FairPlay digital rights
>>>>>| management (DRM) technology from user's iTunes purchases, allowing
>>>>>| music fans to play their music on devices other than those from Apple.
>>>>> `----
>>>> Yeah, they suck. I've got one ipod left and once it's gone, all my apple
>>>> related stuff will be gone also. Never another apple purchase for me.
>>>> I've got a decent shape 30gig, black video ipod... any takers?
>>> What an idiot......
>>> Yea I'll take the iPod...
>>> Send it to Mark Kent in my name so he can see what a quality mp3 player
>>> looks like.
>> And what exactly is wrong with Microsoft's Zune?
> Nothing. It just sucks donkey dicks. Apart from that, it is fine

The Zune is completely off the headlines. The project had no leadership for
about 6 months (someone jumped ship and replacement did not arrive) and when
it returned there was uncertainty. I don't even know if Zune 2 will be coming.
It seems like a dead-end project that lost Microsoft a lot of money and left
Microsoft just envious of Apple.

At least they still have those Amnesty Bins at Redmond...

                ~~ Best of wishes

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