Linux Australia head: Microsoft more open than iPhone

The world has been turned upside down for Linux developers, thanks to Microsoft's approach to its mobile platform -- today it's the most open functioning platform on the market, says new Linux Australia president Stewart Smith.The star of application-rich mobile phones, Apple's iPhone, has been met with criticism from the open source community and even […]

The world has been turned upside down for Linux developers, thanks to Microsoft's approach to its mobile platform -- today it's the most open functioning platform on the market, says new Linux Australia president Stewart Smith.

The star of application-rich mobile phones, Apple's iPhone, has been met with criticism from the open source community and even confusion by major software developers like Adobe.

Zac Bowling, a developer involved in the open source Mono project, was initially excited about the iPhone SDK, but now calls it a "joke" for the way Apple has locked-down applications on the device.

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