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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RE: License or die?
by Macrat on Wed 20th Jan 2010 00:58 UTC 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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RE[3]: License or die?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Jan 2010 18:51 in reply to "RE[2]: License or die?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

True, but JLG's point is that the superior hardware and software triumph rather than licensing it or not. So the fact that the company is doing better cannot be attributed to the lack of licensing options for third party companies, but rather due to an improvement in the quality of their software and hardware.

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