Back to Jobs: The hacker culture always hated the closed nature of iPod and iPhone. They hacked it many times, and continue to do so because when people purchase a device, they believe they have purchased the right to do whatever they want to their device, and when they are blocked, they get really pissed. I tend to agree with their view. In any case, here are Stallman's views [link]:
Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died.
As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.
Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective.