Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Intel and Samsung are now confirmed to be working under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Limo Foundation, on 'Tizen', a new mobile operating system based on Linux. Various rumours about the parties' future plans for MeeGo and merging of plans have been in circulation, but the announcement of a new operating system was unexpected. The Tizen operating system will combine components of MeeGo and Limo with an emphasis on supporting HTML5-based applications and WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) distribution and APIs. WAC is the product of a number of mobile companies who have developed a uniform platform for mobile widgets and applications based on W3C standards."
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RE: Comment by transami
by ozonehole on Fri 30th Sep 2011 01:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by transami"
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(I mean got God's sake, Microsoft gets royalties but Google doesn't?!)

Yes, perfectly outrageous. And it's enough of a bad situation that I simply won't buy a smart phone from any company that signs a deal with Microsoft. I was just getting ready to buy my first Samsung phone - now, I'll look elsewhere.

Software patents are evil. The USA's corrupt politicians are totally owned by big corporations - that is why we have software patents, not because there is any need for them. There was a time when America would wag its finger at banana republics, telling them to clean up their corruption, and I would agree. Nowadays, America still does this, but it is like the pot calling the kettle "black." The USA is on the fast track to becoming the world's biggest banana republic.

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RE[2]: Comment by transami
by zima on Thu 6th Oct 2011 23:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by transami"
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Ugh, it seems you are not aware of all the stuff CIA did in "banana republics" to keep them down, destabilised, corrupt, with oppressive regimes, so the US population can happily have their cheap bananas made by impoverished (hence less reliant high pays and such in the first place) people?

Such stuff is happening also now, US recently influenced legislative process in Haiti so that minimal wages won't rise too much, so the profits on Levi's and such would fall few million less, making the shareholders - people in the general population, and/or those working on increasing your savings or retirement funds - will be happy.

Generally, politicians come from their societies, are largely reflection of them, what the society collectively chooses to promote.

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