Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:29 UTC
Web 2.0 Wolfire writes: "Today, Apple announced the new iPad and humbly claimed that there will be a "gold rush" of native apps for the App Store. Sure, but what I find more interesting is that Apple also ironically created the most promising open web app platform, which may eventually undermine the App Store itself. [...] The iPad is the first mainstream device which combines all of the following factors: reasonably powerful hardware, a (potentially) huge user base, a mature WebKit implementation, and constant 3G internet capabilities. All the dominoes are in place, and I think that the iPad will knock the first one down."
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RE[4]: For the author
by Shkaba on Thu 28th Jan 2010 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: For the author"
Shkaba
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2006-06-22

And your point of your article is ???

This is what I got from your article:

Apple is good ... good for open source too. Yay, let's stick it to the evil adobe and flash by using html5 video tags (I know that I have to use H.264, but I don't care) Apple made this possible and they are "great", as long as they help us get rid of evil flash ... long live HTML5 video tag ...

And here are some facts:

1. HTML5 is not a standard ... yet
2. Ogg was part of HTML5 standard candidate, as in :



User agents should support Ogg Theora video and Ogg Vorbis audio, as well as the Ogg container format



But further to Apple's, and Nokia's objections it was removed, which sparked a number of reactions :

http://abbadingo.delcorp.org/2007/12/12/removal-of-ogg-vorbis-and-t...

http://rudd-o.com/en/monopolies-of-the-mind/removal-of-ogg-vorbis-a...

To even remotely imply that Apple has ANYTHING to do with open source is, therefore, preposterous and down right misleading.



created the most promising open web app platform




Over and out

edit: added quote from the article

Edited 2010-01-28 21:53 UTC

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