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Re: [DotGNU]Mobile phone consortium to develop "open source" 3G services

From: John
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Mobile phone consortium to develop "open source" 3G services in competion with .Net
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 17:42:17 -0600

I especially like this quote from the article:

"Korhonen (Nokia) said the mobile consortium would welcome Microsoft as
a partner on one key condition: that it ***"contribute on an
open-source-code basis."*** Suwanjindar didn't reply to a query from
Computerworld by deadline on whether it (Microsoft) would contribute
source code. But based on past experience, Korhonen indicated that he
didn't think that would happen."

And when have we ever known Microsoft to open it's source code. One
wonders what license the consortium will use, vut more likely it will be
BSD-like, and not Free. I wonder if we could loby the consortium to
adopt a Fraa license?

John Le'Bracage

Rich Hilliard wrote:
> >From Computerworld, reporting on an announcment at COMDEX:
>      Nokia, rivals form software powerhouse to develop 3G services
>      A group of mobile phone makers and network operators led by Nokia
>      is forming a consortium to develop open-source software for a
>      global operating system that could directly challenge Microsoft
>      and its .Net strategy.
>  -- Rich
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