OT: Nokia expects open source developers to accept things like DRM, commercial IP rights, and SIM locks.
florenzi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 10:50:12 CEST 2008
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Gabriel Ambuehl
<gabriel_ambuehl at buz.ch> wrote:
> As for SIM locks and subsidised business models, it seems like a valid trade
> off to me. Get a phone much cheaper than it would cost on its own but only
> use it on our network. As long as there are unlocked version of the same
> phones available, I guess I just don't see the issue. Denying the possibility
> of such arrangements actually impairs the freedom of the end-user as well.
> Namely the freedom to buy a somewhat restricted product at a much lower
This has been beaten to death in previous threats. You are not getting
the phone for free, you are merely paying for it in your contract.
South Africa has a nice system here. Sure you can get a phone on
contract, for free, but that phone is not restricted in anyway. If you
want to use it on a competitors network, fine, as long as you keep
paying your contract or pay cancellation fees, they don't care.
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