Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Nov 2016 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS today announced that Sailfish OS has been officially accepted as the only mobile OS in Russia to be used in governmental and government controlled corporations' upcoming mobile device projects. Jolla has also started discussions in China and South Africa about building local mobile OS ecosystems for the countries.

Good news for the company of course, but can someone from Russia shed some light on just how impactful this is? If you take the announcement at face value, it'd mean that starting from today, every new phone issued to a government employee in Russia will run Sailfish, but for some reason, that just seems implausible. What does it really mean?

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 30th Nov 2016 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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You can't argue with people who equate russia to other governments. Either they're russian contractors or they're incompetent. A big problem on the internet is people arguing with people who can't be argued with

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by Qetzlcoatl on Thu 1st Dec 2016 04:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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You just say "People have to agree with my point of view or they are incompetent".
A fine example of typical "western" tolerance!

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