Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 14:55 UTC
Legal Speaking of patent lawsuits - somebody pointed out to me that both Oracle and Google are members of the Open Invention Network. This struck me as odd - doesn't the OIN license require you to promise not to assert your patents against Linux systems? And, uhm, isn't that kind of what Oracle is doing right now? Well, yes, they might be suing a Linux System - but they're not suing a Linux System as defined by the OIN.
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RE[2]: MeeGo = "Linux System"
by oiaohm on Fri 8th Oct 2010 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE: MeeGo = "Linux System""
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Nonsense. OIN is focussed on "traditional" Linux - servers, desktops. On phones, a whole can of new patents comes into play due to the use of technologies that simply don't play a role in desktops and servers.


Really I am sorry. Tell that to nokia. One of nokia phones at one point run standard off the repo debian.

There is no need for a divide between phones and desktop. MeeGo is not more research along this path. Power management developments from Meego and its past forms are appearing in all distributions.

There are areas that OIN does not cover. But like Java existing rules were already in place that should be followed unless you want doom.

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