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: MeeGo = "Linux System"
by tony on Sat 9th Oct 2010 03:28 UTC in reply to "MeeGo = "Linux System""
tony
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Google designed Android deliberately to be incompatible with anything existing out there -- including common Linux distributions.
For this reason, Android is not covered by OIN. But MeeGo is based on technologies found in common Linux distributions, meaning it's covered by OIN.

Somehow it seems that without actively pursuing this, the participants in current events around Android make MeeGo more and more compelling on handset devices.


That's a Nokia talking point. It's both a false and meaningless claim. Of course it's Linux. It uses the Linux kernel, GNU userland, and it uses Java technology on top of it. Java isn't Linux, but neither is QT.

MeeGo is doing the same approach. Linux is meant to be customized to whatever you'd like, from megarouters to phones to servers to desktops.

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