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: The point in licensing
by nt_jerkface on Wed 20th Jan 2010 19:00 UTC in reply to "The point in licensing"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

At this moment it makes no sense for Apple to license its OSes. They have sexy machines and people are lining up just to hear product announcements!


Not only that but people actually like having the glowing Apple ad on the back of the Macbooks. Go to a University coffee shop at night and you'll see a collective advertisement for Apple.

I don't care if people buy Apple products but I could do without the conspicuous advertising. You're paying a premium for their product, you shouldn't be advertising for them as well.

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