[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Sat Mar 7 18:21:15 EET 2009
hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 01:06:58PM +0000, Matt Emson wrote:
>>> 3. Apple does not support Free Software in general
>>> (if you know any Apple software released under the GNU GPL Free
>>> Software license, let me know)
>>> that puts it at odds with the N8xx tablets Linux OS foundation.
>> Free software does not require GPL.
> squeak is a smalltalk inmplementation.  It was apparently put together 
> in an Apple research facility, and appears to be free, but not GPL'd
> ...
> ...
> ...
>>> So please don´t. I wouldn´t buy any device from Apple corp.
>> Apple Corp is the Beatles record label, isn't it?
> Yes.  Apple licenced the name to build their computers.  There was
> legal dispute about the scope of the licence when Apple started with 
> itunes.
iirc, apple computers got sued by apple records when they first got the 
media spotlight with the appleII (oh how the mighty have fallen, that 
thing was basically as open as one could get when it came to tinkering), 
but settled with the agreement that apple computers would not go into 
the music biz.

so not surprising that there was a whole lot of noise and lawyers when 
itms opened up...

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