My exact point would be when I hear a lot of griping about freedom and wanting to tinker with a device or system, it gets to be an interesting question as to how many of those individuals have invoked a compiler in the past week. Does it invalidate the 'right' of the smaller number of legitimate people? No. But neither does it invalidate the right of the designer of the device to create what was their vision, closed tho that may be.
> That a Free Software type should focus their efforts to get Wine up to
> being able to run the closed iTunes app that Apple will most likely
> break as soon as you get it running on Wine? And even if they don't
> break it as soon as it runs you still have a closed source app talking
> to a closed platform. A temporary solution at best.
Indeed. But one does have to pick your battles in life. Likewise, crack a phone's OS where the crack has a limited useful life span, or maybe go with something from the get go where all the code is open? With that we kinda come full circle... there isn't much point to cracking an iPhone.
> I really don't understand the mental machinery of a Mac zealot posting
> on LWN, how you can doublethink your way around the contradictions.
Yup Mac Zealot. Wonder what gave it away .. all these boxes of mine running Linux? Maybe it's those Linux patches I posted today... *sigh*
> Maybe if you are a pure Open Source pragmatist you can avoid the head explodes part.
How about if I rotate my head 360 degrees and spew green goo?