[kwlug-disc] Linux is lagging behind

Shane shane.msg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 10:17:04 EDT 2010

To add to the mix, I think that Maemo from Nokia is based on Debian and hasn't Symbian been released as open source?

I read somewhere, I believe it was cnet, that on the Nokia N900 it is possible to run Firefox.  Nokia doesn't even refer to it as a phone.  I don't know how much is hype but they call it a computer.  One of its capabilities is that it handles phone calls. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:44:27 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Linux is lagging behind

----- "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?

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