"5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G", Recommends the FreeRunner.

Dylan Semler dylan.semler at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 07:23:37 CEST 2008

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 12:02 AM, kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no> wrote:

> On Saturday 12 July 2008 06:00:48 Dylan Semler wrote:
> > I wouldn't want to promote that article too much.  It's written like it's
> > complete FUD: it makes outrageous claims and doesn't cite any sources.  I
> > myself have a hard time believing two of the five points:
> >
> > *  "iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to
> > Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on
> > everyone's phones."  I can believe that Apple has authority over some
> > central official repository of software, but do they really prevent
> people
> > from distributing software independently?  If there is no way to get
> > software on the iPhone without going through Apple, how does anyone test
> > their applications before releasing them?  If there is a way to
> distribute
> > software indepentent of Apple, do iPhones check the liscense of the app
> and
> > "completely block free software"?
> >
> this may be informative:
> http://www.linux.com/feature/131752
Wow, thanks for the link, that explains everything.  I guess the FSF article
is more accurate than I thought.


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