Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 12:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM has announced it's going to remove the PlayBook's ability to sideload applications. The company claims it's to prevent the piracy problems in the "chaotic cesspool of Android Market". However, the company provided no evidence, studies, or whatever to back up their claims. Considering the state of RIM's business, I'd say the company has bigger fish to fry, but alas. At this point, I'm just hoping they don't do a BeOS, but open the QNX code before they go belly-up.
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RE: QNX to FSF = HURD
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:39 UTC in reply to "QNX to FSF = HURD"
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QNX is the only successful microkernal POSIX operating system. I have thought for awhile, that donating QNX to the FSF is the only way Hurd will ever become a reality.


I highly doubt QNX can be made FSF-compliant open source. It's chock-full of patented and proprietary technology (i.e. drivers).

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