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BadApple hopes to move industry in \"open direction\"

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue September 13, 2005

BadApple on iTunes founder Michael Robertson has his sights on Apple with his latest project, . In midsummer, the software beat Apple CEO Steve Jobs to putting links to podcasts into iTunes. The latest version of the BadApple software available on that site now allows people to use Apple's iTunes software to sync their music collections with non-Apple MP3 players. Robertson believes in an open-standards approach: "Why shouldn't you be able to use any player, and shop at any store, and get your content in any format? Those are features, those are capabilities that consumers should have." Robertson said he asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs to bring FairPlay to Linux and he refused. " I mean, flat-out no," explained Robertson. "What we were trying to do with BadApple is pull the world more towards an open direction."

by MacNN Staff




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