• @pH3ra@lemmy.ml
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    62 years ago

    Unless you kidnap each one of their kids, I doubt they will ever do. And they have all the right to keep it closed. The solution is to support the open source alternatives until they become so good we will never need proprietary software anymore. And I think this will happen way sooner that we think

  • 10_0
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    22 years ago

    Nothing really, unless you changed laws around copyright so drastically that closed source isn’t financially sustainable. Which isnt possible.

            • Arthur Besse
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              32 years ago

              Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is FOSS, but it is not copyleft - almost everything in AOSP (aside from the Linux kernel, which is copyleft under GPLv2) is licensed under “permissive” FOSS licenses which allow anyone to take it, change it, and distribute non-free derivatives.

              The Android that comes on a phone you buy in the store is (with very few exceptions) largely not FOSS - it is a bunch of closed source proprietary bits running on top of something derived from AOSP. On some phones it is relatively easy to replace the Android it came with with a version that is mostly FOSS, but on many phones it is not.

              In theory, the fact that Android distributors are required to make their changes to the kernel itself available (because it is copyleft) should make it easier for people to make FOSS operating systems (Android or otherwise) for these phones, but, for a variety of reasons, in practice it often doesn’t work out that way.

  • Kinetix
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    12 years ago

    You vote with your dollars, and if you care what Apple is doing, you tell them.

    Buy a non-Apple system, write to Apple, and let them know why you’re not longer purchasing Apple equipment.

    It’s really simple, if you want companies to change, you stop giving them money (and you tell them why if you’re no longer doing so). Giving them money tells them they’re doing everything just right.

  • mekhos
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    02 years ago

    Ewwww why would we want their privacy pillaging code. Better to just steer all custom to healthier fairer alternatives.

    • @adrianmalacoda@lemmy.ml
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      12 years ago

      Ewwww why would we want their privacy pillaging code.

      So that you can exercise your four freedoms to remove all the bad stuff and keep the good stuff.