Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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FellowConspirator
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2007-12-13

While there are some good points, I wouldn't have them distribute iOS devices jail-broken since jail-breaking does explicitly and intentionally disable security features of the device (in exchange for the flexibility of doing whatever you like). The current default is correct. They simply shouldn't get their panties in a wad when someone does jailbreak the device, nor should they actively thwart it.

Apple open sources a lot, but I'm not sure that many of the things that they don't open source are of much value to the community unless they want to fork OS X, which Apple has no rational interest in supporting.

Also, there's really no grey area for hackintoshes. In most jurisdictions, they represent copyright infringement. Apple could decouple it's OS from it's hardware, but they aren't organized or sufficiently supported by the existing industry for it to be anything more than a hassle for them right now. It would be nice, yes, but from a business standpoint it doesn't make sense for them (now).

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Also, there's really no grey area for hackintoshes. In most jurisdictions, they represent copyright infringement


How so? I was under the impression that a hackintosh is just an standard PC with a retail OSX installed. If I have a retail DVD set I can install it on any device I want and it will not be a copyright infringement. I am using the product for it's intended purpose. I am not making copies of the DVD's and am am not redistributing anything.
The fact that I don't use it exactly the way Apple wants is of no relevance. Apple can not tell me what I can and can not do in private with the things that I own.

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