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Old 03-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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LXer: Will the lack of commodity mobile hardware kill free software?

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This magazine has voiced several concerns over the almost de-facto state of vendor lock-in in the mobile market and with good reason. What is the point of free software if the hardware locks your access to it? This premise was one of the driving forces behind v3 of the GPL and as far as I can tell the OpenPC project and other open hardware projects. But most of these hardware projects relate to the desktop PC model. Where is the equivalent commodity hardware for the mobile market, the tablet “market” or even the laptop one?Read the article at Free software Magazine.



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