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Saab IQon and Linux: when Open Source isn�t Open, and your car isn�t really yours

Mar 09, 2011, 05:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"It is possible, not to say very, very likely, that this freedom (not just for programmers, also for drivers) is only an illusion, unless one hacks the system in ways that require not common skills and would surely void any warrantee anyway.

"It is very likely, that is, that drivers (that is, very frequently, the people who paid to own that car) will be allowed to load on the IQon only the software applications previously approved by Saab, and made available on the Saab/IQon online store. Basically, the same model made popular by iPhone and iPad, even if based on an Open Source, "Free as in Freedom" operating system."

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