Lead device concept: Give early access to the software to partners who build and distribute devices to our specification (ie, Motorola and Verizon). They get a non-contractual time to market advantage and in return they align to our standard.
quote: Webkit was internally developed at Apple and then open sourced...
quote: Same thing with OpenCL, developed by Apple and then open sourced.
quote: Apple is a hardware company,
quote: OpenCL is an API. It was created to compete with DirectX (DirectCompute) and CUDA, mainly.
quote: No, it wasn't. It was created by the KDE project and forked by Apple. They kept the license because they had no choice.
quote: blackwhite ...this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink.
quote: FOSS stands for free and open source software but the blog says it deals with wireless industry stuff. Furthermore, how can someone be an Apple supporter and be pro FOSS. I know Google isn't exactly FOSS either, but at least they use Linux for android.
quote: God forbid Google and Verizon work together to make their stuff work better together.
quote: I'd rather live in a world in which some wireless devices get banned from time time than in a dictatorship with a weak rule of law