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Re: [Enigma-devel] Enigma on iPhone

From: kurt hofmann
Subject: Re: [Enigma-devel] Enigma on iPhone
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:48:54 +0100


This seems to be quite some wasps nest I have gotten into.

Regarding your answer:

I find it quite amusing that you title Apple as being 'evil'.

If Apple is 'evil' then show me a company that makes money that isn't 'evil'!

You would rather develop fo Android?
So Google isn't 'evil'?
Really sure?

As much as I can follow your principles:
This 'evil' and 'not evil' theorie for me seems to be quite far off, unrealistic and even slightly extraterrestrial.

And there is after all a verson of Enigma for Microsoft Windows.
So if it can be done for Microsoft Windows it might as well be done for Apple's iPhone.

Don't make such a FOSS about it!
(sorry, I just couldn't resist)


On 24.03.2009, at 17:26, Sparr wrote:

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:36 AM, kurt hofmann <address@hidden> wrote:
What you are making out of this discussion is – from the point of view of in
iPhone user – just ridiculous.
All I want is a cool game on a cool device.
As are probably quite a few of the millions of iPhone users.
I am not at all interested in political discussions.

This pinpoints the difference between an iPhone user and the average
FOSS developer.  You don't care how much freedom you give up to Apple
as long as the things you want work.  And, if you are a typical iPhone
user, when Apple says you can't have something, you just accept that,
maybe with a little complaining.  But for most of us, the fact that
Apple exercises that level of control, to the ends of their profit and
their users' annoyance, makes developing for their platform a much
less desirable option.

Would you accept a well-paying job from a company that you knew was
evil?  Most iPhone users would.  Most FOSS developers wouldn't.

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