Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[6]: Crucifixion
by Sabon on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Crucifixion"
Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

... OS X but took FreeBSD as their liberal licence allowed Apple to take all their hard work and give nothing back. They made a pretty interface with many fans but can't take credit for the underlying OS.


You need to do some fact checking. Darwin for instance.

PS: If you don't know how to use it, it doesn't mean a lot of other people can't.

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RE[7]: Crucifixion
by BushLin on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Crucifixion"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

So you have some fanboys voting for your ignorance, bully for you.
Apple take the BSD kernel, make minor contributions to make their stuff work and everything useful is closed source. You can't run OS X apps on Darwin, no-one uses it and in fact OpenDarwin closed years ago; citing that it "become a mere hosting facility for Mac OS X related projects,"

I'm guilty of hyperbole but their contribution to the hand that feeds them is microscopic, you're acting like a shill.

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RE[8]: Crucifixion - What about webkit?
by Sabon on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Crucifixion"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Webkit wasn't created by Apple but they used it and gave back a lot of updates to it. So does Google and so does FireFox...

I'd say that it was because of Apple adding what they did to webkit that Firefox and Google became intersted in it. Surely you will give them this if nothing else.

PS: They are not going to give out all their code for free. They would have to be complete idiots to do that. If you were to run the company and do what you say Apple should do, it wouldn't exist in two or three years.

Edited 2012-08-02 18:50 UTC

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