Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>I note Nokia has a new totally Open Source phone based on Linux coming
>out soon... for the end user though, I'm not sure what that really gets
>them, either your phone works or it doesn't... it shouldn't matter if
>the phone runs Montavista Linux or not... Granted you might keep your
>developers happy running your phone on Linux, but, it's a non sequitur
>in terms of actual sales. Probably what will end up happening is the
>VxWorks, QNXs, Symbians will loose out to Linux based on cost and
>available driver/protocol stacks and to Wince based on obfuscated
Does that mean that at some point, I may be able to tinker with the code
of whatever phone I've bought? There are quite a few things I'd like to
do differently on my own phone if I was able to.
It's not a non sequitur if I buy the phone /because/ I'm able to tinker
with it if I want.
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