[gnulab-mesce] Fwd: [DBD] The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

  • From: "ശ്യാം കാരനാട്ട് | shyam karanattu" <aeshyamae@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:25:30 +0530

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Date: Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:36 AM
Subject: [DBD] The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G
To: shyam narayanan <aeshyamae@xxxxxxxxx>

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The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

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* iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to
 Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on
 everyone's phones.

* iPhone endorses and supports Digital Restrictions Management (DRM)

* iPhone exposes your whereabouts and provides ways for others to
 track you without your knowledge.

* iPhone won't play patent- and DRM-free formats like Ogg Vorbis and

* iPhone is not the only option. There are better alternatives on the
 horizon that respect your freedom, don't spy on you, play free media
 formats, and let you use free software -- like the
 FreeRunner (<http://www.openmoko.com>).

We can trade our freedom and our money to get something flashy on the
surface, or we can spend a little more money, keep our freedom, and
support a better kind of business. If we want businesses to be
ethical, we have to reward the ones that are. By not enriching
companies that want to take away our freedom and by rewarding those
that respect us, we will be helping to bring about a better future.

In solidarity,

John, Josh, Matt, and Peter
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