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I understand the point being made, but Ubuntu is not a walled garden, everything is open source. If Mir ends up being a "Ubuntu only" solution it is because other distros prefer Wayland,--rightly or wrongly,-- it is not because Canonical doesn't allow it (I think it woud want the opposite) Also one is not restricted on Ubuntu in any way like on a Mac, Ubuntu offers as much freedom as other Linux distros. Steve Jobs went beyond being a "visionary", he took other people's ideas and closed them and then sued everyone for patent violation, I don't see that happening with Shuttleworth. Let's not fuel the misinformation and FUD even unintentionally.The success of Apple is the best example that people care what's in the garden, not if it's closed or open.
Last edited by monkeybrain20122; September 13th, 2013 at 04:47 AM.
The EDGE concept to me is just as interesting. If Ubuntu does succeed and manages to actually get it done, it'll be a major next step in the IT revolution. We'll look back on these discussions with a smile, and some with a certain degree of embarrassment I bet.
Even if the EDGE concept - and even if Canonical as a company as a consequence - would fail miserably, the Linux eco system will survive. Whether with Wayland or MIR or whatever else somebody else might come up with is something none of us can tell for sure. Linux was there long before Canonical and Ubuntu and it will survive without it, should that ever happen. The push forward in technology, or as they like to call it "device agnostic technology" to me is as important and liberating as the philisophy behind FOSS in all its variations. As the old saying goes: "you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs". The current environment as such is so rusted in old approaches and traditional procedures, that moving forward will always have to be at the expense of some of it having to give way to allow for new and different approaches.
I don't see any reason for an "either or" in this transition, it doesn't have to be either Wayland or MIR. Regardless of what corporations like Intel, NVIDIA and other hardware companies want.
In the end it will all be about what WE want!
If Jobs would have announced itunes or asked for "permission", do you think any of the record companies would have wanted to know about it at the time?
He didn't leave them any choice, and now, finally, they are willing to admit that he probably saved their ass to a large extent.
Sometimes "visionaries" have no other option but to just to do it. And if it works out, all the rest will fall in place.
Intel and the others will only be too happy to jump on the bandwagon.
TIZEN isn't exactly going all that smooth either. Even with the backing of a giant like Samsung.
Let's not forget that even companies like intel - add the rest of the pack - have had numerous blunders and flops in their corporate history as well.
Was it Intel that came up with the idea of Android? Was it Samsung? Any of the other major vendors?
If the EDGE concept will make it or rather ends up being made, it will be a revolution. And to those that have always wanted to see more adaption of linux, it might actually be a dream come true.
And let's not forget where Linux itself comes from. Anybody remember how outraged some of the old UNIX folks were at the time?
Canonical/Ubuntu can not accept that they're being held hostage by the likes of Red Hat, Intel.. you name them, the list is long.. and they should not accept it if they really want to make some landmark improvements and new products. That is inevitable. And that does not justify some of the questionable things they have done or said recently. The big mistake is that they're trying to justfiy their decisions. They don't have to. They should just do it, get on with it, show us that it can be done... and introduce the product.. and then it's our time to vote. With our wallets.
I have the feeling too many people are overestimating the power of intel, no matter how huge they may be. They don't make the final calls. Not even on XMIR.
Last edited by Mephisto Pheles; September 13th, 2013 at 08:26 AM.
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One day we'll look back and say this was the end of the software platform
Stick 'em up Punk it's the fun lovin' criminal! (FLC)
The higher you soar, the smaller you seem to those who cannot fly. (Nietzsche)
Unity is great now. I was one of the hater before but they have done a lot of work on it.
My goodness. All this sound and fury, signifying nothing. Okay, I so stole that but still ...