[Community] Good bye Fairphone? Apple appears to have again absorbed an innovation / differentiator.

Kero openphoenux at chello.nl
Thu Feb 13 18:32:20 CET 2014


> http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/13/suppliers-do-not-use-conflict-mineral/
> 
> It looks (at least on their claims) as if Apple is taking over all arguments that Fairphone is addressing and doing at least the same.
> And Samsung and other Android devices will/have to follow IMHO soon.
> 
> What do you think - is this the end of "the Fairphone idea" as being something better than the main stream? Or is there still space for a Fairphone in the future?

In the end it is about money for most (big/shareholder) companies.
Fairphones, OpenMokos and many other initiatives are needed, if only to keep the others honest.

Richard Stallman cannot retire just because using FLOSS is mainstream.

or, Fairphone is about a battle, not the war.

Bye,
Kero.

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