MeeGo conference: Intel's and Nokia's visions of MeeGo
Posted Nov 17, 2010 21:00 UTC (Wed) by hingo
Parent article: MeeGo conference: Intel's and Nokia's visions of MeeGo
While there was much of interest in the visions presented, it is still an open question how many hackable MeeGo devices will become available. There wasn't anything said in the keynotes about devices that can be altered by users with their own ideas of how their MeeGo device should work. Instead, the focus was clearly on the kinds of things that MeeGo enables device manufacturers to do, without any real nod toward user freedoms. With luck, there will be some device makers who recognize the importance of free devices and will deliver some with MeeGo.
Actually, Nokia has been very good in this area with Maemo. I remember some design spec for DRM they had, where they had put a lot of thought into how a user can turn it off.
Now: turning off DRM of course renders some protected content unavailable, and operators will do nasty things... but I fully expect Nokia to deliver hackable devices to us, yes.
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