Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Apr 2013 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote about why OSNews was no longer OSNews: the alternative operating system scene had died, and OSNews, too, had to go with the times and move towards reporting on a new wave of operating systems - mobile, and all the repercussions that the explosion of smartphones and tablets have caused. Still, I was wondering something today: why aren't we seeing alternative operating systems on mobile?
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RE: Not worth it
by cpiral on Sat 20th Apr 2013 18:52 UTC in reply to "Not worth it"
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We love standards, ethical ones and hardware ones. We just don't have them yet. So in the all-to-common, worst-case scenarios these days, corporate coders would seem to have the same effect as corporate lawyers. Its a language targeted at protecting a product by cloaking it in a privacy. Code obfuscation and legalese can be intentionally ill-defined. Quoting some of the inspiring phrases:
- have done anything in their power to make it extremely cumbersome
- you have to learn yet another new set...
- hostile behavior towards users... and developers... extremely wary to open up
- rewrite every low-level hardware code all over again
- anything ARM-based is, at this point, a nightmare.
- you HAVE to break the factory-provided...
Of course standard GPL-type licensing is a best-case secenario. Thanks.

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