Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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RE[6]: I want one!
by shmerl on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I want one!"
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Isn't Java an open specification as well? There is OpenJDK at your service too. However Oracle still owns patents and copyrights over Java. And they didn't hesitate to assert them (even though they failed). C# is in similar situation - Microsoft owns a whole bunch of rights over it, even though there is an open spec and open implementation around. While one can win as Google did - not everyone has Google's resources to fight MS or other trolls off. Therefore it's pointless to invest in a technology with known legal risks. As I said - even if MS is calm now, they aren't exactly friendly in general, and you never know what kind of other trolls can get their rights tomorrow.

Edited 2013-01-02 23:56 UTC

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