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Wireless Carriers, Open Source Still At Odds

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
December 8, 2009, 9:12 am

That's the thesis behind a piece by Sascha Segan over at PC Magazine, where he blames a good deal of the lack of geek-friendly Linux handsets on the wireless carriers themselves. But how much of it is also end-user indifference?

From the article:

Linux the OS--the kernel, the memory manager—is attractive to phone manufacturers, Linux the philosophy--users banding together ad hoc to create new things--is anathema to wireless carriers...

 

 

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