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Innovative? Most of the time, they're inferior Google copycats.

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Not really: PayPal is there and so is SaaSy/FastSpring. (I'm currently using FastSpring from Czech Republic and would love to have the Stripe option.)

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polskibus 65 days ago | link

PayPal didnt really get much traction in PL. Never heard about FastSpring. There's a local alternative PayU, which is the most used option for payment integration.

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Global availability.

After a few years, Stripe is still only available in a handful of countries. If you live in a country that is not only not US (tier 1 for pretty much everything), but not even the handful of high-priority countries like Canada or UK, your options are greatly reduced. For me, for example, it's PayPal or FastSpring - I would love to use Stripe, but I simply can't.

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This… doesn’t ring true, considering that Apple’s bug tracker isn’t public at all — bug reports are not publicly visible or searchable, only the submitter and Apple can see them. That’s why openradar.me exists in the first place. So the claim that Apple "made the bug report "private" so that others couldn't see it” fails the smell test.

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SomeCallMeTim 176 days ago | link

That's what the Apple developer I was working with told me; he implied that he had submitted the report, and that it was "hidden" later. Maybe the discussion on the report was hidden?

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> That's how we interpret it.

No. That follows from the fact that the author gives up copyright. No copyright -> no license terms.

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You’re missing the part about costs being controlled. Their high fees won’t be paid — some portion of them will.

Similar system works where I live: there’s a well defined attorney hourly fee, which is what is used to calculate the reimbursement of attorney’s fees of the winning party. If you hired better lawyer, you still have to pay the difference from your pocket. Presumably the idea is to limit abusively large fees.

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So is Czech Republic. Comparisons are against "common XXX", not specific brands.

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Well, the claim was that Google's standard is higher than that of (some) other actors, so the behavior of the other actors is kind of directly relevant...

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iBookstore allows publishers to sell books as DRM-free, so Tor books should be OK from it. Subterranean Press' books are DRM-free in iBookstore too.

Unfortunately, other's aren't (I only bought a few books there and it's a 50/50 split so far) and you don't have any way of knowing before buying.

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That article is a bit infamous for its over-the-top advertisement value by now.

See e.g. http://blog.telemapics.com/?p=394

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