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China Unveils New Native Operating System

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by tr3nton, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. tr3nton

    tr3nton Member

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    http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com...-system/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=world&_r=0

    The COS is “completely” independently developed, from the basic coding to the user interface, said an article posted on the Chinese Academy of Sciences website.

    It said existing open-source operating systems pose security risks, and foreign-made systems have “acclimatization” difficulties in China, problems that COS addresses.

    “Its full name should be Copy Other System,” said one user with the handle “byxu,” in one of the most upvoted comments on Sina weibo. “It’s not open source because they’re terrified that others will see that the source code is the same as Android, and accuse them of cheating the government out of money.”

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    wow....a knock off OS! China is reaching new levels of low.
     
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    Well its under the apache license so its kindia cheap and wrong unlike if it was gpl. I guess anyone in a country which didnt give a dam about laws regarding software would do the same, save ton of money on development. I think its great for them not to waste money but wrong of them at the same time.
     

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