Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 08:29 UTC
Apple Apple is rejecting applications that use Dropbox because if the user of such an application does not have the actual Dropbox application installed, he is presented with a Dropbox login form through Safari, which happens to also show a sign-up link, and after clicking on that sign-up link, users could potentially run into one of the paid Dropbox options. Application developers and users surprised by this may need to read about the frog and the scorpion.
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RE[5]: I hate the inconsistency
by Alfman on Thu 3rd May 2012 03:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I hate the inconsistency"
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"And of course, people are going to call them for support if my app store has bugs and causes the console to crash."

Well that was a straw man, of course I don't expect a manufacturer to support third party code, only to permit consumers to run it and perhaps include a way to return the firmware to default (which btw they already do anyways to reset their own buggy firmware).

"Instead of forcing these asinine requirements on hardware vendors, why not just let 'em do whatever the hell they want, and you choose to either buy the product or not."

If we leave it up to corporations to collectively determine which rights we have as consumers, we'll eventually end up with a couple vendors telling us everything we can and cannot do with the hardware we've bought. This trend is eerily recognizable even today, but it's only a foreshadow of what closed computing has for us on the horizon.

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