Thursday, 29 September 2011

the beauty of open source...

...is that it just doesn't die because somebody says so.

A lot of noise has been made about Intel closing up the MeeGo shop and heading for new waters, but predictably, a lot of people aren't very happy with this move, both individuals and companies who have products based around MeeGo.

I won't rehash the story any more than that, except to say this: MeeGo, or the ideals of it - an open mobile-oriented platform featuring Qt is still very much valid and needed, and it's not going away. There's some discussion already going on on the MeeGo lists about how best to continue, already.

Watch this space. MeeGo (in some form or other) is not dead, and neither is Qt.

5 comments:

  1. I fear it's more than just noise. If I read correctly Intel isn't just dropping Meego and Qt in favor of Tizem and HTML5 but actively trying to draw developers away to the latter ones. I may be mistaken but this looks more like an starvation attempt than a simple parting of ways.

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  2. thanx man.... I really was wondering if meego is dead... I mean its so promising, tizan doesn't even sound nice... Well now i don't know if i should buy the Nokia n9... What do you think? Nokia n9 or sea ray thingy?

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  3. @superhero: my N9 is already on order.

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  4. If you guys really want to continue it, give it a different name.

    However, given the fact that MeeGo infrstructure, OBs server, web site, etc. will be gone too, it is a harder than expected. Also how to get latest code of those closed sourced key applications? The suppose-to-be-critical UI part of MeeGo was never get opened until companies decided to throw code over the wall from time to time.

    BTW, N9 is deb based, it is hardly to be called MeeGo since the general packaging information from MeeGo just don't apply. Also will MeeGo OBS work for N9 out of box?

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  5. @Robin Burchell: thanx man! Now i think I'm going to get Nokia n9 in blue (cyan) if possible... Well its a keeper... And they said that they will back us up till 2015... Until then Nokia n9 all the way... Btw i heard there will be a white and green version too, Whats up with that? I'm going to get Nokia n9 in blue (cyan) if possible... Well its a keeper... And they said that they will back us up till 2015... Until then Nokia n9 all the way... Btw i heard there will be a white and green version too, Whats up with that?

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