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  1. #1
    Rick Duval - Toronto, Canada
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    Why not contact Apple?

    Maybe this has already been tried but...

    Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3 Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the useability of my product. How hard could it be?

    Rick
    Toronto

  2. #2
    Laurent Perez
    Guest

    Why not contact Apple?

    > Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
    > Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
    > (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
    > useability of my product. How hard could it be?


    Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
    to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
    server job, I would say : very.

    Cheers
    Laurent

  3. #3
    Richard Duval
    Guest

    Why not contact Apple?

    I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.

    R

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
    To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
    Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?


    >> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
    >> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
    >> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
    >> useability of my product. How hard could it be?

    >
    > Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
    > to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
    > server job, I would say : very.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Laurent
    >

  4. #4
    Richard Duval
    Guest

    Why not contact Apple?

    I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.

    R

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
    To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
    Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?


    >> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
    >> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
    >> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
    >> useability of my product. How hard could it be?

    >
    > Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
    > to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
    > server job, I would say : very.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Laurent
    >

  5. #5
    Kevin O. Lepard
    Guest

    Why not contact Apple?

    >I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.
    >
    >R
    >
    >----- Original Message ----- From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
    >To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    >Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
    >Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?
    >
    >>>Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
    >>>Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
    >>>(Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
    >>>useability of my product. How hard could it be?

    >>
    >>Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
    >>to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
    >>server job, I would say : very.
    >>
    >>Cheers
    >>Laurent


    I agree that given the Airport Express, it's unlikely they would do
    anything to harm their sales of a related hardware product, but an
    iTunes plug-in would be, especially if cross-platform, a great
    third-party/shareware project.

    Kevin
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  6. #6
    Jules Taplin
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    Why not contact Apple?

    In actual fact... Apple are really not very interested in interoperating
    with anybody. They're going balls-out to capture as much of a monopoly
    in the Digital Music market as possible.

    As a result, they're refusing to cross-license their 'FairPlay' DRM
    implementation with anybody, which has lead to various people
    reverse-engineering it, and them kicking up a right old stink.

    Although if we have to pick the funniest piece of the whole debacle,
    it's that it's very possible that the whole iPod/iTunes/iTMS has put
    them in breach of an agreement they made with Apple Records (that's the
    Beatles record label) when they settled out of court on a trademark
    infringement suit. At that point, they paid a wodge of money to Apple
    Records, and promised not to enter the music market. Guess they're
    regretting that plan now.

    (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/09...s_apple_again/
    for more background on that *grin*).


    -- Jules


    Richard Duval wrote:

    > I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.
    >
    > R
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
    > To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    > Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
    > Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?
    >
    >
    >>> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating
    >>> Slimp3
    >>> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
    >>> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market
    >>> and the
    >>> useability of my product. How hard could it be?

    >>
    >>
    >> Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
    >> to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
    >> server job, I would say : very.
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >> Laurent
    >>

  7. #7
    Founder, Slim Devices seanadams's Avatar
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    Why not contact Apple?

    > Although if we have to pick the funniest piece of the whole debacle,
    > it's that it's very possible that the whole iPod/iTunes/iTMS has put
    > them in breach of an agreement they made with Apple Records (that's
    > the Beatles record label) when they settled out of court on a
    > trademark infringement suit. At that point, they paid a wodge of money
    > to Apple Records, and promised not to enter the music market. Guess
    > they're regretting that plan now.


    Does anyone know what's going on with this? I would guess since we
    haven't heard anything in over a year that they've settled privately...
    "sosumi" indeed!

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