Woz offers his two cents saying Apple should be more open with its operating systems and iTunes store

At a computer server conference in Brighton, England, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he would consider taking on a more active role with the company if asked.

Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976. He transformed the world of personal computing by building the Apple l and Apple ll computers. He stopped working for the consumer electronics giant in 1987, but remains on the payroll. Wozniak is now the chief scientist of Fusion-io, which is a computer hardware and software systems company based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. 

Now, while visiting Brighton to present a software developer award at the conference, Wozniak mentioned that he would consider accepting an active position at Apple if the company were to approach him about it. 

"I'd consider it, yeah," said Wozniak. "There's just an awful lot I know about Apple products and competing products that has some relevance, some meaning. They're my own feelings, though."

Wozniak even complimented Apple products, saying they are "unbelievable" and are constant hits. On the other hand, he mentioned that Apple could be more open than it is. 

"My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales," said Wozniak. "[But] I'm sure they're making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple."

Wozniak noted that he likes technology to be open where he can make apply his own personal touches, but Apple's closed system locks consumers into its proprietary iTunes store and mobile operating system. 

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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