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MeeGo 1.2 Released 76

Posted by Soulskill
from the plowing-ahead dept.
jrepin sends word that the Meego project has announced the release of version 1.2: "This release provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures. This release also includes the following: Netbook UX, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX, Tablet Developer Preview and MeeGo SDK."
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MeeGo 1.2 Released

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  • Re:With% sadness... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Microlith (54737) on Friday May 20, 2011 @01:01PM (#36193830)

    And what's to stop Intel or Nokia from changing the license for future releases?

    The GPL? Virtually all of the software is under GPLv2, barring a few non-critical bits.

    And yet Android has more open source activity from the open source community than Meego.

    Well yes, when you hype it up, throw money at it, and convince people that you are the open mobile OS (but only for mobile handset vendors and carriers) then you'll get attention.

    Once again, they could easily switch the license for future versions and close it up on a whim.

    Repeating a point made in ignorance doesn't make it true.

    Absorbs effort from the outside? Really? It seems your issues are with Google and Android rather than furthering the movement of open source mobile operating systems.

    I am concerned with the movement of open source mobile OSes, and Android is completely detached from everything that exists already. On top of that, it's held almost entirely by Google who have show no hesitation to close the source when they saw it fit.

    But hey, rant with more bad information more.

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