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[News] [Rival] Apple and Microsoft Draconian Licensing Backfires

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Apple and Microsoft Draconian Licensing Backfires
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 14:13:17 +0000
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App rejects of the world unite

,----[ Quote ]
| A WEBSITE has sprung up offering those 
| Iphone developers who have been refused a 
| place on the Apple App store an outlet for 
| their frustrations.
| According to Adam White, who runs a British 
| app developing company and set up the site, 
| apprejections was set up as a place for 
| disgruntled developers to gather together 
| and whinge about Apple's apparent agenda in 
| keeping them out.


Death of the black box EULA

,----[ Quote ]
| But the black box EULA was always 
| hopelessly one-sided. It was unfair to 
| customers. And lawyers could provide no 
| help â they had written the black box EULA 
| and were sworn to uphold it.
| So folks like Richard Stallman struck a 
| blow against wealth and said software 
| should be free. Not only free but visible 
| so you could see it, smell it, kiss it, 
| touch it. Fix it, improve it. And they 
| wrote their own license, which they dubbed 
| copyleft.



Apple's Mistake

,----[ Quote ]
| I don't think Apple realizes how badly the
| App Store approval process is broken. Or
| rather, I don't think they realize how much
| it matters that it's broken.
| The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed
| their reputation with programmers more than
| anything else they've ever done. Their
| reputation with programmers used to be
| great. It used to be the most common
| complaint you heard about Apple was that
| their fans admired them too uncritically.
| The App Store has changed that. Now a lot of
| programmers have started to see Apple as
| evil.

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