Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 12:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals. EFF supports Wozniak's position: while Apple's products have many virtues, they are marred by an ugly set of restrictions on what users and programmers can do with them. This is most especially true of iOS, though other Apple products sometimes suffer in the same way. In this article we will delve into the kinds of restrictions that Apple, phone companies, and Microsoft have been imposing on mobile computers; the excuses these companies make when they impose these restrictions; the dangers this is creating for open innovation; why Apple in particular should lead the way in fixing this mess. We also propose a bill of rights that need to be secured for people who are purchasing smartphones and other pocket computers."
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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Tue 29th May 2012 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Let me try to put it in terms people will better understand.. Instead of sitting on the couch crying about how nobody will change the channel for you or bring you the remote, get up off your ass and change the damn channel yourself or 'stfu'.

I would say the EFF deserves a bit more respect from random internet commenters.

I respect your opinion, and I disagree with it completely. The EFF doesn't "deserve" respect from anyone. They do however have the chance to earn that respect on a case-by-case basis. I admire some of what they've done but that doesn't automagically mean I should or do respect everything.

Btw, my opinions are no more or less valid than yours or any other `random internet commenters`.

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