Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:47 UTC
Apple Since interesting news that I'm actually knowledgeable about is still a little hard to come by, I have to work a little harder. This is something interesting to discuss: John Gruber, rather famous Apple blogger, is now arguing that Apple is in fact not fighting the jailbreaking community. Wait, what?
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by RagaR on Tue 31st Aug 2010 08:36 UTC
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Anyone noticed it, too? Apple was fast in fixing the security bug that affected a jailbreak. Other bugs do not get fixed this fast. My guess: Completely unrelated.

Some other aspects.

When you paid your iPhone, the hardware, it is yours. You can do anything you like. i.e. hack the hardware. You can analyze it. But you can not reproduce and sell it without the licenses.

But your not allowed to use a root account of the OS! In any way. You don't have the right to do it. You don't own the software and you don't own the right to alter it, to edit it, to make it usable the way you like.

This is not in balance. No one is asking for the right, to pirate and sell copies of the software. But what users and citizens should be allowed to do is: Use the software like you can use hardware. Especially hack it if you are able to do it.

Apples denies this freedom. Perhaps it is legal before the court to do this. But it is not fair. Apple likes to domineer over its customers.

But you can choose yourself. Be free or let Apple master yourself.

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