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OpenClip, she is dead

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| For those of you who do not remember - or do not care to remember - OpenClip
| was supposed to be an open framework for implementing the Cocoa NSPasteboard
| functionality to the iPhone. While I’m thinking that if Apple wanted to
| implement copy/paste into the iPhone they would have done it already or will
| do it soon, OpenClip was a noble effort to work around the limitations of OS
| X on the iPhone.
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http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/08/25...p-she-is-dead/

Popular Facebook App Shut Down

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| About a month ago, one of the most popular applications on Facebook was
| yanked in North America. That application would be Scrabulous, a
| Scrabble-like game developed by the Agarwalla brothers from India who were
| met with a lawsuit by Hasbro.
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...-app-shut-down


Yesterday:

Why does Apple Always Seem to Get a Break???

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| Linux. This is the only platform that is not a prison. You are really free
| with Linux. People are congregating at will, building creative new
| structures. Yeah – maybe it isn’t as pretty as the luxury hotel prison that
| is Apple, but at least we are free. In the end it isn’t prison walls that win
| in technology. CompuServe and AOL were beaten by the internet. Centrally
| controlled mainframes were killed by the PC. Over time the best technology
| comes from innovation in unexpected places and while we are occasionally
| wooed by the pretty sounds of “You’ve Got Mail” or the stunning design of a
| new iPhone; we have all seen this movie before and know how it ends.
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http://www.linux-foundation.org/webl...o-get-a-break/


Other smart phones are people too, says ex-Apple team

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| Support for a second platform is due by the end of the year. Hoddie would not
| say what that platform will be, but noted: "We really like Linux - the OEMs
| are using Linux under the covers. It works beautifully there."
|
| Linux would certainly have more to offer for Kinoma than Windows: Linux
| accounts for about 19 per cent of the smart-phone market versus around five
| per cent for Windows, according to various figures. Linux is expected to
| outsell Windows by 2013. Symbian, of course, remains the market leader.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08...media_browser/


Recent:

iTunes legal silences Hymn

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| Apple has fired a cease and desist order against the developers behind the
| open-source Hymn Project.
|
| Hymn develops software that strips Apple's FairPlay digital rights management
| (DRM) technology from user's iTunes purchases, allowing music fans to play
| their music on devices other than those from Apple. *
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http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itune...pe=allchandate


Related:

A Linux User's Perspective on the ITunes Store (and DRM in General)

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| What if tomorrow you went to Best Buy or Walmart or Sam Goody and purchased a
| CD? What if, before you left the store, the salesman told you that although
| the CD was in all other respects a standard CD, that you could only play it
| if you owned a Pioneer or Sony stereo? Would that make any sense? Would it
| make you a bit hesitant about buying music from that store again?
|
| Well, if you purchase music or videos from the iTunes Store,
|
| [...]
|
| With content from the iTunes Store, however, users may find themselves a bit
| stuck if they ever want to make the switch to a more open computing platform,
| such as Linux. Because none of the DRM-restricted content from the iTunes
| Store will play on Linux. And it's all because that's how Apple wants it, to
| be honest, and not because of any technical limitation.
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...he_itunes.html


Apple's latest trick to enforce digital rights

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|
| [...]
|
| With this version of iTunes, users were finding that music
| subjected to the old download-burn-rip would no longer
| load onto their iPods.
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http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10131156.html


Apple failing to understand open source

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| There is a cost for not being a good Open Source citizen and that
| cost is loss of goodwill in the community. That loss is more
| expensive in the long run than Apple realizes.
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http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2...rstand_op.html


Mozilla exec calls Apple's Safari plan 'duopolistic'

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| In the speech predicting how Apple would expand its market share, Jobs showed
| a slide with Safari dominating almost a quarter of the market--a market
| shared only with a single other browser, Internet Explorer. *
|
| Lilly says he doesn't believe that this was an omission or simplification,
| but instead an indication that Jobs is hoping to steal people who use Firefox
| and other smaller browsers in order to run a "duopoly" with Redmond. *
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6191562.html


Researcher Blasts Apple for 'Negligent' Patching

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| A researcher who went public last month with the first iPhone vulnerability
| says Apple's updating of the open-source components it uses in Mac OS X is
| inexcusable and negligent. *
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...s/article.html


Wozniak hates Open Sauce

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| In an interview with eWeek, Woz said that there are always people who want
| things to be free and the open-source movement starts with those sort of
| people. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquir...tes-open-sauce
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