Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC
Legal So, Google has finally officially responded (thanks for hosting, Engadget) to Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against the search giant's Android mobile operating system. Apart from boatloads of pages on how Google pretty much denies any and all claims, there's a lot of interesting stuff in there - stuff that doesn't seem to bode well if the courts do decide Google is infringing Oracle's patents. It also makes it crystal clear that anyone who values Free and open source software should avoid Oracle products like the plague.
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emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

Meego hasnt lost the plot. Actually, Meego has not joined the game just yet.

Android was a rush into market. And it has been very successfull, relatively.

However, Nokia's plans were more long term. The GTK+ -> Qt switch is just a proof of the fact that they care about technology they use and its quality. They want no rush into the market, so they spend good time on getting there.

I think Meego will truly join the game in 1-2 years and it will kick ass.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Meego hasnt lost the plot. Actually, Meego has not joined the game just yet. Android was a rush into market. And it has been very successfull, relatively. However, Nokia's plans were more long term. The GTK+ -> Qt switch is just a proof of the fact that they care about technology they use and its quality. They want no rush into the market, so they spend good time on getting there. I think Meego will truly join the game in 1-2 years and it will kick ass.


Yes, Meego has lost the plot, because it currently completely un-necessarily includes Mono.

Strangely enough, if there is going to be uptake of Meego, then I think a variant called Smeegol just released by of all people OpenSuSe has a better chance.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODY1Ng
This openSUSE team is now announcing the first public release of Smeegol, which combines MeeGo with openSUSE into one netbook-designed Linux distribution.

Making Smeegol different from upstream MeeGo or openSUSE is that this distribution is based upon openSUSE but with the MeeGo User Experience while making a few changes along the way like dropping in the Mono-based Banshee music player, NetworkManager-powered network configuration, a newer version of Evolution Express, etc. Any independent users can also build their own Smeegol-customized OS using SUSE Studio.


Now that appears to be a Meego variant "finding the plot again" in my view.

Edited 2010-10-06 23:11 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Now that appears to be a Meego variant "finding the plot again" in my view.


OOps, I spoke too soon it would appear.

http://news.opensuse.org/2010/10/06/announcing-smeegol-1-0/

Smeegol offers the latest Banshee’s powerful music player


Note to self - lessons to be learned:

1. Meego has still lost the plot.

2. Don't trust Phoronix reports.

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emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

I dont like Mono too and I hate the fact that its included in Meego, however:

1) The inclusion of Mono has nothing to do with Meego losing the plot

2) I guess sooner or later Meego will drop it too. As soon as they have a proper replacement for Banshee.

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