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QNX As of April 2010, a silent change was made on Foundry27, users with a myQNX account could no longer checkout/update their copies of the QNX SVN repositories and a vague Wiki page was created "detailing" some licencing clarifications.
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RE: Proprietary
by mrstep on Thu 15th Jul 2010 19:08 UTC in reply to "Proprietary"
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Funny, because I think what HP did is probably the most interesting - and certainly a smart - option : get their own complete stack (metal to glass) which will allow them to make devices with unique features and an interesting interface that can differentiate itself.

Aside from not paying a 'Microsoft tax' and 'saving' on R&D costs, the Android vendors are basically stuck on the standard Windows route - very little to differentiate themselves on the software side and razor-thin margins on their hardware sales, not to mention Google dabbling in their own hardware versions to further screw them over.

Investing in Pre and R&D gives HP a shot at being a real competitor, and as Apple has shown you can do both hardware and software and make very good money with much better margins. Whether HP can capitalize on that remains to be seen - do they have the technical vision, can they get software shops interested with enough seats to make it worth porting/writing for the platform, and can they fight both Apple and Google platforms? Who knows, but they have deeper pockets than Palm did and possibly the will to try. Kudos, I can't wait to see what they can come up with and hope it isn't a total disaster.

And, uh, go QNX6! (To get back on topic... ;) )

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