Tag: open-source

  • Apple’s Strategy: The Good and Bad

    The four major issues with Apple’s current product line and strategy that are “stifling the industry, consumer choice and pricing”, according to Jason Calacanis: Destroying MP3 player innovation through anti-competitive practices. Monopolistic practices in telecommunications. Draconian App Store policies. Wanting to own almost every extension of the iPhone platform. It’s tough to disagree with these…

  • Open Source Software as Self Service

    “Open source software development is the ultimate self-service industry”, says Jeff Atwood in an article looking at possible reasons for the¬†OpenOffice.org project’s dwindling development community. However, it’s Atwood’s¬†thoughts on self service supermarket checkouts that I found most interesting: What fascinates me about self-service checkout devices is that the store is making you do work they…