Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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by clhodapp on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by DrillSgt"
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I think it is important to note that when Apple bought CUPS, it was already GPL'ed, so if they had not shared it, there would have been outrage followed by a fork. Also, they forked Webkit from KHTML, making it a derivative work of LGPL'ed code, so they have to be open with that as well. I would say that Apple's stance on open standards is this: they are willing to use open standards/code when it is convenient for them, and are not evil about it when they do. The problem that we have is that it is they are not above being evil about other things.

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