[Esug-list] Re: [squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] Talking to Steve Jobs about Scratch.

Friedrich Dominicus frido at q-software-solutions.de
Fri Apr 23 12:21:14 UTC 2010

casimiro barreto <casimiro.barreto at gmail.com> writes:

> Suppose Job's idea flourishes and Microsoft decides next version of Windows
> will load applications via MicrosoftStore only and that they decide which
> applications are fit for Windows and which aren't and, more than that, what
> content is appropriate for Microsoft attendance and what is not (like well...
> no P2P, no Flash, multimedia only via ... you got the picture).
You are damn right.
> The trouble with the iPhone/iPad marketing model goes far beyond Apple
> controlling things that can crash iPhone/iPad. It means that us, as developers,
> have to beg blessings to have the applications we develop available for a given
> platform; that we submit ourselves to the scrutiny of someone else than the
> customers or each country legal system and even so, "platform god" is free to
> decide that your application is not "appropriate" to his platform anymore and
> just throw you out of market.

> But it goes beyond: as was discovered, Apple have ways of remotely nuking
> iPhones and iPads (OS feature). Then, according to license, if you keep
> "unsuitable content" on your device you're prone to have it nuked. So... yeah I
> think iPhone/iPad market model is a big problem.
Again I agree fully.

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