Nov 29th, 2011

Marco Arment points out the flaw in thinking open-source means an equal playing field:

A truly open facet of Android — the open-source codebase, minus Google’s apps — has enabled one company with a strong market position to step in, effectively close it, and make themselves the gatekeeper. And as gatekeepers go, Apple looks quite benevolent by comparison.

I’m not always a fan of Apple’s closed-system approach to their products, but at least the rules of their game are upfront: whoever makes the best product wins.

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