Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 22:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently, Apple changed its iPhone OS developer agreement to prohibit the use of programming language other than Objective-C, C, C++, and JavaScript running in WebKit. This has the effect of pretty much pre-emptively killing Adobe's CS5 iPhone developer tools, as well as several other, similar tools. Adobe has now said it will cease development of the iPhone development tools. To make matters really interesting, Apple has actually replied directly to this news.
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RE[3]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Smeagol on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 05:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Smeagol
Member since:
2006-01-16

No! Anyone with enough money to cough up can get in. It's "open"...for business. You are associating Open with the open-source definition. Proprietary means it's mine and no one else can play. Yes, it's a derivative of the definition of open.

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RE[4]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by lemur2 on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 06:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

No! Anyone with enough money to cough up can get in. It's "open"...for business. You are associating Open with the open-source definition. Proprietary means it's mine and no one else can play. Yes, it's a derivative of the definition of open.


No, that is just an attempt to commandeer the word "open". The true, unadulterated meaning of "open standard" most definitely includes "no royalties apply".

Examples: the C and C++ programming language standards; HTML standard; URIs; ASCII standard; POSIX; TCP/IP standard; USB standard, OpenDocument (ODF); PNG; etc, etc.

Counter-examples: .NET; x86 architecture and instruction set; Visual Basic; H.264; MP3; .doc/.xls/ECMA376; etc, etc.

The latter group all have elements of "you may use this but they may not". Hence they are decidedly NOT open, even though they pseudo-claim to be "standards".

Edited 2010-04-22 06:35 UTC

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