Lovely Woot piece today, pointing out that if Woot quoted AP the way AP quoted Woot, they would demand payment. AP’s position is ridiculous becuase it assumes AP is in some way a different class of publisher to the rest of us. Rather hoping Woot don’t let it rest here…
I never upgraded my Nokia phones for exactly this reason. I hope Nokia is getting the message; this is exactly the same issue that made Debian and Ubuntu superior to old-fashioned Unix. Package management is the killer app for mobile devices, at least it is for now.
This seems to be the “open core of open data” and it’s so obviously wrong that we need to make a huge fuss about it here in the UK.
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