Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Earlier this year, it became known that the Palm Pre, engineered by a number of ex-Apple engineers, could interface with Apple's iTunes as if it was an iPod. Everybody more or less expected Apple to block the Pre from syncing with iTunes, but I don't think any of us had anticipated just how forthright Apple would be about it.
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RE[5]: Is it just me or...
by phoenix on Thu 16th Jul 2009 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Is it just me or..."
phoenix
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2005-07-11

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I used them as examples of them embracing open standards but hate seems to blind you of that fact.

By embracing, you mean (with the exception of quicktime) using technologies that were developed by other companies to their own benefit? Sure. You honestly think they deserve kudos from the open source community for that? What, realistically (as in financially feasible), would they have done as an alternative?
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Wow! You are complaining that a company is embracing and using and implementing open standards? Would you prefer it is they pulled a Microsoft and developed their own, non-compliant, incompatible "versions" of standards?

Seriously?

Regardless of the reasons behind it, any company that embraces and uses open standards should be *applauded*. That's the whole point of having open standards. The more people that use them, the better.

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RE[6]: Is it just me or...
by itanic on Thu 16th Jul 2009 18:26 in reply to "RE[5]: Is it just me or..."
itanic Member since:
2008-08-03


Wow! You are complaining that a company is embracing and using and implementing open standards? Would you prefer it is they pulled a Microsoft and developed their own, non-compliant, incompatible "versions" of standards?

Seriously?

No, I did not complain that they were using open standards. I simply stated that they don't deserve any credit for adopting those technologies, especially as they did very little to contribute to those standards, with Quicktime being the exception.


Regardless of the reasons behind it, any company that embraces and uses open standards should be *applauded*. That's the whole point of having open standards. The more people that use them, the better.


I don't disagree. What I did disagree with in kawai's original post is his implication that they contribute code back to the projects they borrow from in a significant way. In this regard, I would not describe Microsoft and Apple as night and day; more like midnight and late evening.

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RE[7]: Is it just me or...
by darknexus on Thu 16th Jul 2009 19:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Is it just me or..."
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2008-07-15

No, I did not complain that they were using open standards. I simply stated that they don't deserve any credit for adopting those technologies, especially as they did very little to contribute to those standards, with Quicktime being the exception.


So what you're saying is that, unless a company has contributed significantly to the formation of an open standard, they should be given no credit for their willingness to adopt it? Wow, I'm glad the standards committees don't think the way you do or we'd never have open standards at all.

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