[kwlug-disc] Google purchases Motorola (Mobile)?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Aug 15 22:42:19 EDT 2011


Don't know whether that's good or bad / what it means for open source.

(Let alone RIM - surely never an MS deal.)

(For that matter, is there even any hope for Palm/HP?)

I would have been inclined towards a Samsung Android (cause it's not 
Google / as in independent software/hardware), but isn't Apple suing 
them for patent infringement in Europe? And the infringement was 
blatant enough that the courts disallowed sale of the units, rather 
than having Samsung recompense Apple after the fact if Apple won?

Whither HTC?

Not sure how all of this bodes for FOSS.



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