Keep your promise to make FaceTime open source
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Keep your promise to make FaceTime open source

    1. Karl Fahrman
    2. Petition by

      Karl Fahrman

      Berlin, Germany

Back at WWDC 2010; the unveiling of the iPhone 4, Steve Jobs promised to make FaceTime video calls an open source industry standard. Since then, Apple has not spoken a word about this unkept promise. FaceTime would be perfect as a de facto industry standard for video calls - it requires no services, apps or accounts, and it's completely free. Just video call any phone number, and the person on the other end might pick up. Providing he or she has an iPhone. Let's make this happen for every phone number - regardless if its an iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry on the other end. We have nothing to lose.

"We're going to the standards bodies starting tomorrow, and we're gonna make FaceTime an open industry standard" - Steve Jobs, WWDC 2010 Keynote

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Paul Irwin JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a Windows Phone user and Steve Jobs promised to make it open source so that other platforms would work with FaceTime.

    • Benedikt Bauer AACHEN, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm on Android and would appreciate that.

    • Jasper Belew MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      A promise from Steve Jobs, the iconic visionary that lead Apple through its most challenging and most rewarding years, is a promise that must and will be kept by Apple.


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