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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by strcpy on Wed 20th Jan 2010 19:13 UTC
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I don't own any Apple's products, but just a small note about the tone evident in:

Earlier this month, Henry Blodget argued that Apple should license its iPhone OS out to third parties, or else it will be beaten by Android - just like what happened in the 1980s.

Of course, Apple eventually did license out the Mac OS, but this was a practice quickly killed off when Steve Jobs returned. "You can't be in both the hardware and the licensing businesses at the same time," JLG states.

Both sound kind of odd to my ears, given that Apple is doing extremely well business-wise and Jobs is the golden boy, "the CEO of the decade" by Fortune, and whatnot.

Otherwise a nice little peak into the history.

Edited 2010-01-20 19:17 UTC

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