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Is it true that it won't be open source?

I'm not sure they can actually make this closed source while using a Linux based kernel, can they?
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I'm not sure they can actually make this closed source while using a Linux based kernel, can they?

Nope, it'll have to be open source still. Unless they plan to re-write it significantly enough for it not to be considered a " Linux Kernel " anymore.
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Now here's a video of it in action! Pretty slick, huh?
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You know what would be awesome...having the ability to choose DEs for each "mode". Say E17 for the phone/pad mode with tiling on and KDE for the desktop. Oh one could dream right...
     
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Why would one want annoying Unity interface in Android? .... mad.gif .....I have officially dropped my support for anything Ubuntu Unity.... I rather using a Chrome OS on android device webtop instead of this.

GSM ARENA've talked about Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive in Q2 with Chrome OS dual-boot <~Click...
Edited by GAMERIG - 2/21/12 at 8:28pm
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So there is where we appreciate the Unity interface guys. smile.gif Gnome would probably suck a bit but this means Java support so yay!
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I bet most phones have a Unix / Linux OS anyway, so this is like, hmmph, and?
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Many of You think Ubuntu is open source? I think not so it is... One of Canonical told "don’t plan on downloading it any time soon. Ubuntu for Android is directed at phone manufacturers only" . So you will not able downloading it from their Ubuntu site for your device anytime..
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post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by GAMERIG View Post

Many of You think Ubuntu is open source? I think not so it is... One of Canonical told "don’t plan on downloading it any time soon. Ubuntu for Android is directed at phone manufacturers only" . So you will not able downloading it from their Ubuntu site for your device anytime..

Ubuntu IS open source. Everything associated with GNU/Linux is for the most part.

http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/our-philosophy
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