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Submission + - jwz: Developing for Palm Pre is a "Kafka-esque Nig

jalefkowit writes: "One of the key selling points for Palm's new WebOS (which powers both the Pre and the upcoming Pixi smartphones) was that it would provide a more developer-friendly environment than Apple's iPhone. Legendary hacker Jamie Zawinski decided to take them up on that — but his efforts to distribute his two pieces of WebOS Free Software landed him in what he calls an "ongoing Kafka-esque nightmare" so painful that he ended up dropping WebOS altogether. Given the iPhone's domination of the consumer smartphone market, can Palm really afford to be this developer-hostile?"

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