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Petitioning Apple

Keep your promise to make FaceTime open source


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

Letter to
Apple
Keep your promise to make FaceTime open source

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 it 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