How open will be Ubuntu Phone?
Mar 27, 2014, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Now Canonical is claiming that they are at the mercy of third-party manufacturers when it comes to the Ubuntu Phone. Michael Hall, a Canonical developer, says, "There is no Ubuntu baseband OS. None. Just like there is no Ubuntu BIOS. Phones that ship with Ubuntu will have a baseband OS, but it isn’t developed by Canonical or the Ubuntu community. Ideally yes, we would love to have open source baseband code, just like we’d love to have open source BIOS (there are some). But we don’t make them, we don’t ship them, that’s just not in the scope of what we’re building."