Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 23:31 UTC, submitted by jebb
Apple Now this is material that piques my interest more than anything: insights from one of the bigger names in the industry. Jean-Louis Gassee debunks the "Apple-must-license-its-software-or-die" myth by looking back upon the past - and if you don't know who JLG is, then please take that dunce hat and stand in the corner for three hours, contemplating your existence. Note: OSNews has a bug with using diacritic marks on the front page, so JLG's name is misspelled. It is correctly spelled in the article body.
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RE: LOL Gasse..
by dragossh on Wed 20th Jan 2010 11:05 UTC in reply to "LOL Gasse.."
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I assume that Mr. Gasse also included a quick comparison of the current market cap of Be Inc vs. Apple Inc.

Did he also talk about the great success that his licensing of BeOS has been by any chance?

It was almost there. Of course, Microsoft shit their pants and started threatening OEMs. Users "needing" Windows at the time, and OEMs not wanting to lose customers, they did as they were told. *rant* Then the dreaded BeIA came, and Palm had to buy Be and lock BeOS in a drawer somewhere. *end rant*

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