Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 12:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals. EFF supports Wozniak's position: while Apple's products have many virtues, they are marred by an ugly set of restrictions on what users and programmers can do with them. This is most especially true of iOS, though other Apple products sometimes suffer in the same way. In this article we will delve into the kinds of restrictions that Apple, phone companies, and Microsoft have been imposing on mobile computers; the excuses these companies make when they impose these restrictions; the dangers this is creating for open innovation; why Apple in particular should lead the way in fixing this mess. We also propose a bill of rights that need to be secured for people who are purchasing smartphones and other pocket computers."
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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by phoudoin on Wed 30th May 2012 07:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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These companies have the right to protect THEIR products and THEIR interests, within the law. If you don't like it, do your part in changing the law.

True. And these days, people have learn that whining and using whatever media to relay it is more effective to influence the consumer behavior than waiting than the so-called citizen's representative politicians wake-up and change the law to match new reality.

See, it's not called whining anymore, but lobbying.
A perfectly legal citizen's right.
Welcome to 21th century.

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