Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:33 UTC, submitted by Radio
Windows Well, well, well. We all know Apple's App Store policies are incompatible with the GPL, and as such, software using this license can't be distributed in the App Store. So, what about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace? Well, whereas the App Store doesn't specifically mention the GPL (Apple's terms are simply incompatible), Microsoft drops the pretence and simply bans GPL and GPL-esque licenses outright.
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RE[2]: Ah !
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 17th Feb 2011 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Ah !"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, "acted so nicely", like making sure Meego and Qt...


Cut the nonsense.

MeeGo killed itself by not being ready when it needed to be ready. you can blame Intel and Nokia for that. Qt isn't dead at all, and while it sure isn't as widespread as it technically could be, that's most certainly not Microsoft's fault.

Can we please keep blaming Microsoft for genuine, truthful issues, like the damage they've caused to the desktop operating system market and the web?

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RE[3]: Ah !
by Radio on Thu 17th Feb 2011 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

MeeGo killed itself by not being ready when it needed to be ready.

And when, exactly, did it need to be ready?

How much older is WP7? Four friggin' months.

When will we see Nokian WP7 phones? Not before many, many months, and they won't be any different software-wise from the competition.

Just watch Nokia die in "the dark, cold, foreboding waters" it jumped into.

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RE[4]: Ah !
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Feb 2011 23:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Ah !"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

How much older is WP7? Four friggin' months.


It's state of progress that matters, not actual age.

What was MeeGo supposed to offer consumers? An Android like interface but with rougher edges and no software library?

Look at this MeeGo preview for yourself, there is no way that should have been dubbed a 1.x release:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqpVP414WJo

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RE[3]: Ah !
by shmerl on Thu 17th Feb 2011 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
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2010-06-08

Meego was ready. Nokia and Elop weren't ;)

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RE[3]: Ah !
by flanque on Fri 18th Feb 2011 02:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
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2005-12-15

That's impossible around here Thom, you know that.

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RE[3]: Ah !
by leech on Fri 18th Feb 2011 03:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

"Yeah, "acted so nicely", like making sure Meego and Qt...


Cut the nonsense.

MeeGo killed itself by not being ready when it needed to be ready. you can blame Intel and Nokia for that. Qt isn't dead at all, and while it sure isn't as widespread as it technically could be, that's most certainly not Microsoft's fault.

Can we please keep blaming Microsoft for genuine, truthful issues, like the damage they've caused to the desktop operating system market and the web?
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MeeGo didn't kill itself, in fact it isn't dead at all. There are quite a few major companies making MeeGo devices. In fact there is an article right there in the column next to this one that says Intel sees future for MeeGo Mobile System after Nokia.

MeeGo looks plenty ready to me. Hell, Maemo 5 was pretty damned close to ready (for intelligent people it was, but we all know that there aren't THAT many out there...)

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RE[4]: Ah !
by Aragorn992 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 07:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Ah !"
Aragorn992 Member since:
2007-05-27

MeeGo killed itself by not being ready when it needed to be ready. you can blame Intel and Nokia for that. Qt isn't dead at all, and while it sure isn't as widespread as it technically could be, that's most certainly not Microsoft's fault.

Can we please keep blaming Microsoft for genuine, truthful issues, like the damage they've caused to the desktop operating system market and the web?

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MeeGo didn't kill itself, in fact it isn't dead at all. There are quite a few major companies making MeeGo devices. In fact there is an article right there in the column next to this one that says Intel sees future for MeeGo Mobile System after Nokia.

MeeGo looks plenty ready to me. Hell, Maemo 5 was pretty damned close to ready (for intelligent people it was, but we all know that there aren't THAT many out there...)


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Devices being made != devices being ready. Right now Windows 7 is ready and is on devices that are shipping. Which devices are MeeGo on that are shipping? (btw: this is an honest question, I really would like to know).

Edited 2011-02-18 07:27 UTC

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Killed?
by Nth_Man on Fri 18th Feb 2011 04:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

MeeGo killed itself


Fujitsu launches a MeeGo-powered netbook
http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/2/11/fujitsu-launches-meego-powered-net...
http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/news/pr/fpcap_20110211.html

Intel giving away lots of cash, trip to Antarctica, jet flight & more for MeeGo developers
http://thenokiablog.com/2011/02/16/intel-meego-prizes-developers/

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RE[3]: Ah !
by aliquis on Fri 18th Feb 2011 19:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah !"
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2005-07-23

TS. MeeGo is probably nice. People who buy the Apple hype killed everything by buying iconic crap-devices without carrying about ├╝ber-inflated prices or being rammed from behind time after time again.

;)

Doubt MeeGo is totally dead, and QT most definitely isn't. And if nothing else maybe future Nokia products will build on lessons learned from developing MeeGo.

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