[kwlug-disc] Linux is lagging behind

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Thu Apr 29 14:44:27 EDT 2010

----- "Insurance Squared Inc." <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> With the proliferation of mobile OS's, how come basically everything
> is 
> still closed source?  Rim, apple, sanyo, on and on, they've all got 
> closed OS's for their phones and mobile devices.  And Google's doesn't
> count, that's still commercial.

But isn't android Linux? And isn't all but some of the apps on it open source?

And aren't they working with Open Handset Alliance to make the platform more open and standardized?

Is this just kool-aid?

John Van Ostrand 
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