The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match...YET
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 16, 2008 04:43 PM
Once competition comes along, there will likely be a day where Open Sourced GPLv3 might be allowed.
We can envision an "iNewton" coming down the pike in the near future, and Apple will have to decide whether to allow users to load anything onto it, just like a MacBook...or not. Limiting what users could put on a UMPC, handheld or MiniMacBook (whatever it will be called) might NOT be in Apple's best interest.
Only time will tell. I would want to load anything I want or need on a sub-notebook, or I likely wouldn't plunk down the cash. Why? The only reason for me to have a mini-mobile device is to run the same things I already run on my MBPro in both OSX & WinXP, etc.