[OT}] Hypercard and an uneasy read.
bobs at twft.com
Mon Dec 5 12:17:58 EST 2011
I think the reason is because he wanted to be able to reverse the decision, if at any point Apple wanted to resurrect the product in the future. Most software companies that go under do not open source their stuff, if for no other reason than to say to the public who didn't want to pay for it, "Okay then, NOBODY WINS!!!"
On Dec 2, 2011, at 11:16 PM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
> Yes, Jobs killed a lot of things that were losing money - but that does not
> explain why Apple would not open-source Hypercard if it didn't want to
> support it. It was possible to stop the losses without killing the product,
> but he chose not to. There had to be a reason for that.
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