Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:32 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Product, has revealed that the not-for-profit organization is not going to build an iOS version of its Firefox web browser as long as Apple doesn't mend its unfriendly ways towards third party browsers." So that would most likely be never.
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RE[6]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Makes sense..."
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Ok, so just so we're clear, this is your conspiracy theory, right?

Oooook.

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RE[7]: Makes sense...
by shmerl on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:31 in reply to "RE[6]: Makes sense..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Here it's pretty clearly anticompetitive. Any kind of masking won't hide it.

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RE[8]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:53 in reply to "RE[7]: Makes sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple does it: Its wrong and anti competitive.
Mozilla does it: 30 justifications.

Just so we're even more clear.

Edited 2013-03-10 20:54 UTC

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RE[7]: Makes sense...
by No it isnt on Sun 10th Mar 2013 21:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Makes sense..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

There's no conspiracy to it. Just Apple's excuses for assholish behaviour. Forced obsolescence, DRM, anti-competitive actions, they and their fanbois will always make up semi-plausible excuses for what can more reasonably explained by profit motives.

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RE[8]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 21:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Makes sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There's no conspiracy to it. Just Apple's excuses for assholish behaviour. Forced obsolescence, DRM, anti-competitive actions, they and their fanbois will always make up semi-plausible excuses for what can more reasonably explained by profit motives.


I find the technical explanation to be more reasonable than just saying "anti-competitive" or "profit motive". That seems like a cop out to me.

I'm not arguing Apple is altruistic in every instance, certainly not. In this case though, it is definitely in line with the other app stores that impose reasonable restrictions on developers.

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v RE[8]: Makes sense...
by Tony Swash on Mon 11th Mar 2013 00:58 in reply to "RE[7]: Makes sense..."