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When a platform to exploit the unlimited creativity and ingenuity of software developers around the world, open source technology began to get bogged down in concerns about licensing, intellectual property and the taste may not be surprising. The innovative nature of open source has been a valuable resource for large companies. However, the same companies, including Apple Computer and Google, have begun to put a cap on what can and can not develop on their platforms by the outright rejection or licensing agreements. The limits of open source is gaining definition, but outside these limits, it is argued that the open source development would not succeed without the support made possible by the international platforms.
Apple has received a lot of press for its decision to limit the content displayed through the open source application developed for the iPhone and other display devices. Of course, Apple has a long history of requiring a strict control over the software and hardware, open source developers have always had to undergo Apple’s careful regulation and licensing agreements. Now that Apple has become a major distributor of content, any downloading or modification that has international implications. The two applications developed to graphically display the version of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and the policy work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore were subject to change or complete rejection by Apple. After Mark Fiore won the Pulitzer Prize for his work, he encouraged the new application from Apple previously rejected.
Google Android Development calls for individual and corporate developers to promote their platform, to the extent that they do their first license agreement for intellectual property. Representation of Android, as its website, is to prevent a company to check what the source or the content displayed to users of mobile devices. While Android is on the surface of much more open policy towards the development of open source Apple does, the test is, how it is kept open Android, Apple ended up playing, and keeps his mind open?