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[News] Nokia's Linux Phones Far From Free (in the Libre Sense)

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Nokiaâs Free Software bullshit and insults in Maemo

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| Thereâs a wiki page in Maemo explaining why there are some proprietary 
| software. That page needs to be passed by the bullshit filter, like I said in 
| my comment, Nokia is far from being friendly to Free Software. Theyâre 
| actually quite aggressive and strongly lobby for the legalization of software 
| patents in Europe. Donât be fooled by the sugar coating, they are not your 
| friend. So what is in the wiki page after you pass the bullshit filter?     
|     * Brand We think that âopen sourceâ reduces our brand value
|     * Differentiation Proprietary software is much better, just use it
|     * Legacy We donât want to be shamed by the garbage we forcefeed upon you
|     * IPR & licensing issues Software Patents are good, just buy the freaking 
|     licenses from us. 
|     * Security Since we sell dangerous products, we take your freedom away so 
|     you donât make the mistake of getting proof theyâre crap (like their  
|     batteries, which the phones must know the limits of) 
|     * Third party Just accept that we know best and choose from the best



Rumour: Nokia to launch ARM-based netbook

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| According to unnamed industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, the company is
| looking at releasing the device - which is likely to be manufactured by
| either Compal or Foxconn and released to Original Design Manufacturers for
| rebranding - some time towards the middle of next year.

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