Linked by brynet on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:55 UTC
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 poundsmack on Thu 15th Jul 2010 19:00 UTC in reply to "Proprietary"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

I have to disagree. RIM could potentially have a TON to gain from QNX. Using QNX as a base for their blackberry OS would put them in a great position. If for nothing else than QNX is being used as the multimedia system in a lot of cars and it would make it dead simple to integrate your blackberry device to your car. phone/car integration is key these days (or is starting ot be).

That all aside, QNX is more stable and can have a smaller footprint than the current blackberry OS.

as for HP and Palm. HP gained not only WebOS, but all of Palm's patents, and thats HUGE!

Edited 2010-07-15 19:07 UTC

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RE[2]: Proprietary
by vivainio on Thu 15th Jul 2010 19:20 in reply to "RE: Proprietary"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Using QNX as a base for their blackberry OS would put them in a great position. If for nothing else than QNX is being used as the multimedia system in a lot of cars and it would make it dead simple to integrate your blackberry device to your car. phone/car integration is key these days (or is starting ot be).


MeeGo has an in-vehicle infotainment profile as well. I have to admit I don't know much about that, but I believe integration with those systems doesn't require kernel level compatibility. If QNX is using X (or VNC?) in these systems, I believe MeeGo (or any other Linux) would be a drop-in replacement.

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RE[3]: Proprietary
by v_bobok on Fri 16th Jul 2010 01:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Proprietary"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

QNX used it's own embedded graphic system Photon microGUI. No X by default if memory serves correctly.

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