Posted by: Anonymous
on April 16, 2008 09:17 PM
What the GPLv(2 & 3) impose on developers that choose to use it is more restrictive then what Apple is placing on the iPhone developers. If you truly are interested in FREELY available software, release it under the BSD license through Apple and supply the code on your own site so others can develop with it! It seems you are more interested on politics then SW.
The egotistic view is yours! That your view is right for everybody and everything! If you don't want to develop for the iPhone, Don't! nobody is making you or anybody else! Develop under Android!
Personally, Apple makes products that are very well integrated and it's their reputation on the line if the shlt doesn't work!
OSS is, with only a few well organized exceptions (apache, emacs, KDE...) crap! I've used it for many years and I cannot tell you how many apps I started to use that I though were great, but had to give up on because the author(s) did not finish (polish) the last 5% of their application.