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(Ars Technica)   Steve Jobs: "I want Apple's browser to be called Freedom." Engineering director: "You better think about what you're trying to do to me"   (arstechnica.com) divider line 8
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2012-12-20 06:48:59 PM  
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dnrtfa: A browser called Freedom... from APPLE... whose OS and apps offer no Freedom of any kind...

/IRONIC tag lol'd itself to death
2012-12-20 06:03:27 PM  
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Apple freedom?  That sounds like a oxymoron considering how restrictive Apple is on its devices.
2012-12-21 03:57:13 PM  
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MrEricSir: diaphoresis: dnrtfa: A browser called Freedom... from APPLE... whose OS and apps offer no Freedom of any kind...

Given that WebKit is free in both senses of the word (and has an FSF approved license) it's pretty clear you have no clue what you're babbling about.


Maybe you should go review how open source licensing works before you tell someone else they don't know what they're talking about, champ.

Safari is integrated with open source components like WebKit, yes. But that doesn't mean they don't have proprietary parts. In fact, depending on the license, it's permissible to take any open source project and sell it for your own profit. That includes adding on proprietary parts.

Having some open source parts around it just gives users the ability to do some of Apple's product development for them, and then Apple can try to talk out their ass pretending to have a "Freedom" browser. Why do you think Google is all about open source? It's not because they're open source fanboys.
2012-12-21 12:37:48 PM  
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Malivon: Mark Ratner: dnrtfa, but I thought he died.


He's now the God of Apple. Didn't you hear? Something about being struck down and returning more powerful than ever.


Job's is to Apple fanboys as Regan is to TeaBaggers.
2012-12-20 07:16:41 PM  
1 votes:

diaphoresis: dnrtfa: A browser called Freedom... from APPLE... whose OS and apps offer no Freedom of any kind...


Given that WebKit is free in both senses of the word (and has an FSF approved license) it's pretty clear you have no clue what you're babbling about.
2012-12-20 05:49:12 PM  
1 votes:
Coulda called it "nothin' left to lose."
2012-12-20 05:29:48 PM  
1 votes:
I would have gone with:

Steve Jobs: "I want Apple's browser to be called Freedom." Engineering director: "I won't let you down. I will not give you up. Gotta have some faith in the sound. It's the one good thing that I've got"
2012-12-20 05:28:33 PM  
1 votes:

Mark Ratner: dnrtfa, but I thought he died.



He's now the God of Apple. Didn't you hear? Something about being struck down and returning more powerful than ever.
 
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