Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 23:31 UTC, submitted by jebb
Apple Now this is material that piques my interest more than anything: insights from one of the bigger names in the industry. Jean-Louis Gassee debunks the "Apple-must-license-its-software-or-die" myth by looking back upon the past - and if you don't know who JLG is, then please take that dunce hat and stand in the corner for three hours, contemplating your existence. Note: OSNews has a bug with using diacritic marks on the front page, so JLG's name is misspelled. It is correctly spelled in the article body.
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License or die?
by Stratoukos on Wed 20th Jan 2010 00:39 UTC
Stratoukos
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2009-02-11

Who in their right mind says that Apple has to license its software, be it OS X or iPhone OS? And that they somehow face death if they don't. I would have understood these comments in the late 90s, but in the last decade Apple is using the integrated model in all their product lines and it's been nothing but a success story. Of course they'll never going to have a market share lead, but that's not what they're shooting for and I think that by now everybody knows it.

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RE: License or die?
by Macrat on Wed 20th Jan 2010 00:58 in reply to "License or die?"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

Who in their right mind says that Apple has to license its software, be it OS X or iPhone OS? And that they somehow face death if they don't.


They could have the market share of BeOS if they don't!

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RE[2]: License or die?
by tyrione on Wed 20th Jan 2010 02:44 in reply to "RE: License or die?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"Who in their right mind says that Apple has to license its software, be it OS X or iPhone OS? And that they somehow face death if they don't.


They could have the market share of BeOS if they don't!
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Their market share was headed towards BeOS when they had licensed it.

Now they've reversed the trend considerably.

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