A demand for the right to have open source software on the iphone and the Wii. sign now

Dear Apple, Nintendo, and several other companies who have obviously, discretely or openly, done their absolute best to resist the open source movement and stop open source software from coming to their devices. Although I only mentioned the companies "Apple" and "Nintendo" this petition goes out to all companies who have similar behaviors.

Lately, manufactures have been taking action to keep open source software, especially Linux, from coming to their consoles. As purchasers of the hardware and software, we believe that we should have the right to modify, hack, and even replace the software on our devices.

I can discuss right now that these actions done by both apple and Nintendo to keep open source software from being authored onto their systems. Nintendo, with recent updates, has been doing the best they can to keep unauthorized software on their systems. With the Nintendo Wii menu update, 4.2, all software that was not made or licensed by Nintendo was deleted off of the Wii.In the case of Apple's itouch, iphone, and ipad, They each use their own special proprietary chip manufactured by Apple. Not only is the chip proprietary, but it has know documentation or compilers that can be bought from Apple for any price. Also to be mentioned, open source software in the app store is forbidden.

We, the common people, and the common programmers, demand that companies like Nintendo and Apple stop taking action against open source software, and just simply let people and programmers tinker with their devices.

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