Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:06:32 GMT Comments on article blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated at Zathras.de http://www.zathras.de/angelweb/blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated.htm blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 2 by Sebastian http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated.htm#comment2 http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated.htm#comment2 What's particularly frightening is the prospect that Apple might extent their control of what software you may run to the non-mobile market, too. After all,
since the iPhone basically runs OS X, the relevant code is either already in
there, or not hard to integrate.

Imagine one day Apple will announce that only software certified by them
will run on some new revision of Mac OS. I'm sure there are "end users" who
will actually be delighted: Of course, all major software will be available
in certified versions; there's no more risk of clicking on malware etc.

But for those of us who do development, that's a gloomy outlook indeed.
Will my next laptop have to run Linux again?
Comment 1 by Dan Gelder http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated.htm#comment1 http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-iphone-software-to-be-regulated.htm#comment1 I can't WAIT to be sued for previously overriding some bit of Apple kit for merely exposing some bit of functionality that the user wanted to do.

And, I just LOVE it when my work, my fun, and my life of personal accomplishment is suddenly blocked from public eyes, before the lawsuit.

Finally, the realization that the odds as an independent developer are stacked against me from the start, will ENERGIZE me into seeking a way to punish Apple for its sins against the natural order.

Go ahead, Apple. Fight the 2.0.

\Tongue In Cheek