[CS-FSLUG] OT: Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Fri Jan 20 21:48:18 CST 2012

On 01/20/2012 02:17 AM, Jon Glass wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 6:08 AM, Fred A. Miller<fmiller at lightlink.com>  wrote:
>> >  http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apples-mind-bogglingly-greedy-and-evil-license-agreement/4360?tag=nl.e589
> Wow. Let me see if I understand this. Apple provides a free tool,
> designed exclusively for creating content for their iBooks store, and
> people are complaining that this free software, designed exclusively
> for this purpose has restrictions that won't let you use it for any
> other purpose?
> Sorry, guys, but I find_this_  attitude arrogant, not Apple's. Why
> should they provide you a free tool, designed exclusively for one
> purpose, so you can repurpose it to make money without them? eh?
> Nobody is making you use their tool. Use somebody else's tool. You can
> guarantee that now that Apple has put the idea out there, somebody
> will will now attempt to copy that idea and come up with something
> vastly less useful and easy, but which will accomplish the same thing.
> Live it up folks, but please, don't complain. It makes you look
> petty--but in this day and age, it seems it is all the fashion to
> complain, so maybe nobody notices any more. sigh.

I just pass on what's "notable" in the 'puter "news".....I didn't write 
it. 8-)


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