Austinites Lead Charge for Open iPhone

A current Business Week article notes the growing pressure to open the iPhone.

William Hurley loves his iPhone. But he'd love it even more if he could write software for it.

He's not alone. Hundreds of programmers showed up at an iPhone event organized by Hurley, an executive at software maker BMC (BMC), even though Apple hasn't released the source code they need to exploit the device. That was in July, and the criticism of Apple's refusal to open the iPhone hasn't died down.

Austinites better know William Hurley as whurley, an organizing force behind events such as the local Bar Camp.

Me, I'm waiting for a truly open platform before I give up my Palm-based phone. I've been keeping an eye on the Neo 1973 phone, currently released in an interim developer version.

Read the entire Business Week article here: Will Apple Open the iPhone?