If you truly believe in the value of open platforms you should support them with all you have.
I don't. I think they could be important and I feel that we'd only ever know once it's too late. It will become quite clear if economic factors are resolved behind it, if it's really relevant or not to a platform.
None of this half-assed bullshit. It's not an economic problem, it's that they suck.
I personally dislike practically every platform out there, they all suck in my opinion. That hasn't stopped others becoming more successful despite sucking more.
No, I kind of assumed that since you wanted open platforms that you actually supported them rather than expecting everyone else to so that it would be easier for you to jump on the bandwagon
No, what you assumed was that I was some sort of opensource zealot and that you had me all figured out.
My bad. From now on I'll assume that just because someone pays something lip-service means they're doing the opposite of what they preach.
But I am doing what I preach. I haven't jail broken my iPad, I haven't rooted my Xperia Z, I did root my Nexus S, which offered the functionality to do so without need for exploits etc.
On a serious note, why is intended use such a big deal to you?
It's not so much the intended use, as much as when there has been an explicit design decision against it, policy decisions against it and the why for that is because best case scenarios don't play out then and you end up with horrible cobbled together shit on every side. As well as the eventual inevitability.
The truth of the matter is that closing the holes that allow jailbreaking/rooting/whatever won't magically make open platforms better. It just means people will stop doing the things that they were jailbreaking/rooting for until someone finds a new way to do it.
Alternatively, it means people will focus doing open development on an open platform instead. After all, if you're aware that say the iPhone doesn't do jail braking anymore, and you don't want to get a device you can't do interesting/open development on, you may end up choosing and improving another solution that offers what you're looking for.
Alternatively, nothing happens and that is proof that open systems aren't necessary, wanted or used.
I bet you'd hate the guitarist community. Tons of people mod their pedals and amplifiers in ways not intended by the manufacturer.
Along with ad hominem attacks, you really love using arguments like the fallacy of the single cause, don't you?