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[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Alfman on Thu 31st May 2012 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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"You can't help people who refuse to acknowledge the truth, ....that they have options."

And you cant deny locked hardware is designed to prevent consumers from exercising options and removing their liberty to use their hardware as they see fit. The whole reason for locked hardware to exist is to eliminate options for consumers and remove the threat of competing software markets & products.

"Why are you asking me to justify something I never said?"

Your first post certainly suggested that innovative developers amongst us shouldn't have a problem with locked devices, though god knows why. It's pretty clear all independent software developers are going to be negatively impacted.

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