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ACCESS Co. is Dying

ACCESS loss



Summary: First Else phone reportedly "bites the dust", which leaves ACCESS and its partners unable to compete with Linux-based phones that are actually respecting people's freedom rather than attack their freedom and those who try to defend these people's freedom

THE GOOD NEWS is in, saying that attempts by ACCESS to force its proprietary way into the market are failing so badly that no device is likely to actually come out of the factory.



For those who do not know, ACCESS hired representatives who attack Linux/Android phones, the Free Software Foundation, and even Wine (at winehq-social). ACCESS produces nothing but trolling, proprietary software advocacy, threats, defamation and harassment of prominent Free/open source software advocates, misrepresentation of GNOME, and general affinity for software patents (pools). We covered all this before and gave examples.

This loss for ACCESS may be fatal one (bankruptcy seems possible) and this is good news for Linux and for Free software, which has better mobile stacks already (MeeGo for example). As Bruce Perens put it 6 months ago, ACCESS "is a sinking ship."

“I ran into Lefty at a community summit out here a while back, and his emotional state was really high. He explained his beef with RMS with a cry in his voice, I kid you not. When I was less than sympathetic, he practically ran out of the room in tears. Now, I am no stranger to getting emotional about things. But I've learned that it doesn't generally help me win the argument. He really needs to focus on ACCESS, which, IMO, is a sinking ship. RMS isn't the big problem in front of him.”

--Bruce Perens



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