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[7]: I want one!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I want one!"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It is a legally binding community promise.

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RE[8]: I want one!
by BluenoseJake on Sat 5th Jan 2013 17:12 in reply to "RE[7]: I want one!"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

How is it legally binding? Was a contract signed? No? Then it is not. Like I said in my last post, such a thing has never been tested in court, while patents have.

The fact that MS will not litigate does not remove their ability to litigate, and that doubt will keep the OSS community from doing much with c# and mono, regardless of any community promise.

If MS wants the community to embrace c#, then they must really open it, not make "promises" that hold no legal weight

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RE[9]: I want one!
by lucas_maximus on Mon 7th Jan 2013 20:33 in reply to "RE[8]: I want one!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

They can't claim it is legally binding when it is not, there are laws against that sort of thing.

Oh whatever ... this is OSNEWS.

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