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

Colin K colin at void11.com
Wed Aug 17 18:11:57 EDT 2011


[Quote]In any case, RIM will need to step up work on its software shim for
Android apps on QNX.
Now not to steer the thread here but isn't this basically like VM'ing a VM
architecture?

Its like a hall of mirrors....

Goes off on a tangent to see how many virtual hosts I can stick into a hall
of Virtual machines... a [Bold]VM with in a VM within  a vm with in a ...
why cant we just agree on a standard..... ;)

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 3:10 AM, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:

> On 2011-08-15 22:42, unsolicited wrote:
>
>> Don't know whether that's good or bad / what it means for open source.
>>
>
> Idealistic? Hopeful? Maybe.
> But just maybe, Google will be more encouraged to champion the Linux (FOSS)
> underpinnings of Android and the (FOSS) portion of Andriod.
> AFAIK: I have read that some parts of Android are - and will remain -
> closed, non-FOSS.
> And the licensing model allows apps to be closed, non-FOSS.
>
> I have read blogs that suggest Google wants:
> a) Motorola's library of patents and
> b) more eyeballs to roam over its sea of e-ads
>
> IMHO: You need a lot of eyeballs to justify B$12.5.
>
> HTC?: The all-knowing blogs suggest that HTC is already hedging its bets
> with products both Android and MS camps.
>
> In any case, RIM will need to step up work on its software shim for Android
> apps on QNX.
>
> jsquared
>
>
>
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