Yes, what you read is absolutely true. Netgear CEO, Patrick Lo has quoted-
Once Steve Jobs goes away, which is probably not far away, then Apple will have to make a strategic decision on whether to open up the platform.
Patrick Lo has definitely made a controversial statement and hit two birds at one shot. His statement not only speaks about the future of Steve Jobs but also the future of Apple Inc. Lo opines that, “Apple will go forward only if it abandons its walled garden approach”. This according to Lo is not possible until Steve Jobs is alive. Lo also opines that the future of Apple lies in allowing others to share their platform and this is what would allow them to dominate in the coming times.
We already know that Steve Jobs has taken a sick leave a few weeks ago to nurse his medical issues.