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Old 07-31-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix


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"Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix" is the second article in our series describing the threats posed by Apple's iPhone to free software. Apple has imposed TiVo-like restrictions that prevent users from having freedom, and developers from writing free software. These restrictions argue for more developers to use the GPLv3 as their license of choice, in order to block the threat of Apple stripping freedoms away from free software. People aren't going to hear about these restrictions from the Apple marketing machine, and reviewers so far have bought into the hype and ignored their significance.

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