|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Wednesday, 18 April 2018|
A post to Reddit is the only report we have of Apple's action, but it seems entirely possible:
Anyone has any idea how to fight it or just give up?
The first thing to look into is how did this come about?
Initially the language was called Mocha and it was implemented in just ten days - an amazing feat and admittedly one that probably resulted in some bad choices that we have been putting up with for a long time.
So if you are in the habit of making the ECMAScript skin disease jokes just remember that Eich got there first.
Given Oracle's reputation for making a profit it is difficult to see why it doesn't make more of its rights.
Perhaps one reason is the outcry that would follow if it did.
Here we can start the rumor mill grinding - because we really have no firm information about what is going on. Oracle's boss Larry Ellison was great friends with Apple's Steve Jobs and even today it is speculated that Oracle's lawsuit with Google is also about helping Apple out with a competitor. Can we believe that Apple will go the extra mile to enforce a trademark that Oracle doesn't seem that fussed about?
It could be that this is an example of algorithmic error. Apple has a rule about trademarks and applies it with no exceptions, even if it results in an anomalous situation. This seems far more likely, but is it any better?
I remember a day when bits were free and we wrote what we liked. Yes it was the Wild West and it was a frontier, but there was more justice than the current lynch mob mentality of the app stores.
For what ever reason an app has been bounced out of the store and the programmer is helpless to do anything about it other than to try to conform.
Fear and Loathing In The App Store
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 April 2018 )|