XML Co-Creator Tim Bray Joins Android Movement – Cites Apple’s Walled Garden Policies As Reason

News | Tuesday March 16 2010 8:17 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

are genuine, the sudden ban on iPhone apps and the subsequent loss of revenues have left a lot of app developers disappointed and looking for alternate avenues like Android.
Among those voicing their support for these developers is Tim Bray, the popular software architect who is well known as the co-creator of the XML web standard. In a recent blog post, Bray has announced that he is joining Google to work on the Android mobile OS. Interestingly, Bray reveals that his decision to join the Big G stems from his ”
” for Apple 's walled garden policies. He writes:
“The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers. The people who create the apps serve at the landlord’s pleasure and fear his anger.
I hate it.”
Though Apple 's closed environment has always been a contentious issue, it has found vociferous support from a section of users who have insisted on such controls in order to protect
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Do you agree with Bray's views? Do you think this will force Apple to re-think its strategy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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