Whatever happened to…
Back when Apple launched Facetime in summer 2010, [Steve Jobs himself said on stage](www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1edQuxclUs&t=1h36m45s) “We’re going to take it all the way. We’re going the the standards bodies, starting tomorrow, and we’re going to make FaceTime an open industry standard.”
Now, a year and a half later, what happened?
Apple has not released technical specifications for FaceTime.
No standards body has ratified FaceTime as an open standard.
Apple has been deafly silent on the matter ever since #wwdc2010 when it was launched.
Back when Google purchased Freebase in July 2010, Freebase posted on it’s blog
“Whoah… what’s going to happen to Freebase?” you might ask. Well, we’re also extremely pleased to be able to say “nothing”…. or rather, nothing other than getting better, and yes, even more open.
Unfortunately, that about sums it up. Nothing has
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