[governance] Is This An Issue for Internet Governance/Internet Human Rights?

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Sun Jul 24 08:19:37 EDT 2011

In message <4E2B5A45.3040006 at gmx.net>, at 06:33:25 on Sun, 24 Jul 2011, 
Norbert Klein <nhklein at gmx.net> writes
>Not an alternative in the strict sense of the word - but a third 
>(future) option: Open Standards Hardware.
>Years ago, many "experts" did not think Linux and the applications that 
>run on this Open Source system would achieve the development achieved 
>so far.

Partly because the benefits were over-sold. Every year we were 
apparently on the verge of a 'breakthrough' which would make *nix 
systems more attractive than MSDOS and Windows. But it never seemed to 
happen. This was the late 1980's, by the way.

At the time, the hardware being developed for was the so-called "PC 
Clone", which although originally intended to be IBM-proprietary became 
an open hardware standard very rapidly.

It's interesting that there's not a well developed market in (eg) iPhone 
clones, and people selling iPhone applications that would run on them, 
but have never been submitted to Apple's approval process.

But looking at things from the other end of the telescope, I'm currently 
a bit concerned about Android applications which turn out to be malware. 
Who does the average user expect is going to protect them from that?
Roland Perry
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