Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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tidux
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2011-08-13

1. Reverse the ban on GPL software in the App Store and Mac App Store. The GPL only requires making the source available at no cost to people who have the binary, which could be as simple as putting a working link to the source repository in the application's "about this app" message.

2. Set each iOS device to jailbroken by default. Most users are, quite frankly, morons that wouldn't know how to take advantage of the added functionality if you mailed them a thousand page printed manual going over every possible action in explicit detail.

3. Remove any remaining DRM from the app stores, iTunes, and iBooks. Seriously,they're not popular because of lock-in, they're popular because of convenience and selection.

4. Open source the rest of the operating system and all the Apple software. Again, this doesn't mean you have to put download links on apple.com to download bootable Darwin images, but it'd help. Darwin for ARM would be especially cool, as it would give GNU/Linux some competition in the embedded world.

5. After #4, there's no penalty to using GPLv3 software, so for the love of Jobs, update bash, gcc, and any other software you've let stagnate.

6. Remove the gray area and make Hackintoshing explicitly legal. A limited hardware lineup like Apple's is never going to meet everybody's needs - why not sell an operating system to the rest? $30 for a pure open source OS with superb vendor support and tons of commercial applications is entirely reasonable.

If all of this happened, I'd get an iPad tomorrow. Seriously.

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