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Old 10/09/2012, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Huawei MediaPad seems to have quite some bits and pieces available as open source, including Kernel, Bluez and WebKit:

HUAWEI MediaPad - Huawei Device Co., Ltd..

The same goes for the P1 dual core phone:
Huawei Ascend P1 - Huawei Device Co., Ltd..

Is this any useful for porting or would we need other bits to be open sourced as well?
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Old 10/09/2012, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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to bad our government just advised the whole nation to not do business with that company and ZTE as well lol don't expect much coming to the states from them now lol
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Old 10/09/2012, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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to bad our government just advised the whole nation to not do business with that company and ZTE as well lol don't expect much coming to the states from them now lol
"The soup is not eaten at hot as it's served" is a quite common expression over here in NL. I think there will be some discussions between the 2 countries.

US Law actually requires US hardware makers to implement 'backdoors':
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Something about pot and kettle....
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Old 10/09/2012, 08:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"The soup is not eaten at hot as it's served" is a quite common expression over here in NL. I think there will be some discussions between the 2 countries.

US Law actually requires US hardware makers to implement 'backdoors':
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Something about pot and kettle....
Hein????? Requires backdoors???

This is new to me...


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Old 10/09/2012, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"The soup is not eaten at hot as it's served" is a quite common expression over here in NL. I think there will be some discussions between the 2 countries.

US Law actually requires US hardware makers to implement 'backdoors':
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Something about pot and kettle....
unless the media outs that stuff and floods the news world with it , those 2 companies are dead here lol

has anyone noticed that anytime a company comes out with a webos type system so far its been shut down stopped or beleaguered and hasn't gone anywhere lol maybe its just a coincidental ha ha
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Old 10/09/2012, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I read from a source that the statement only applies to systems for info mass storage, and may not necessarily applied to smartphones.
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Old 10/09/2012, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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"The soup is not eaten at hot as it's served" is a quite common expression over here in NL. I think there will be some discussions between the 2 countries.
possibly but the U.S. had a year long report from an intelligence committee and concluded there was a national security threat. I have to wonder if that's the sort of thing that will be resolved merely by talking and agreeing. It's not like China and Chinese companies don't steal intellectual property from U.S. companies. So i'd bet it's already in their head that there are threats coming from China. I don't think they mean threats like China is gonna invade. I use the term like, they'll steal a boat design or the newest technology for communication devices or blocking communication or something. regardless not looking too good.
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Old 10/09/2012, 03:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Couldn't it just be a case of US protectionism? "Might pose" is very vague and so far I'd be keen to see the actual proof so to say.

The UK seems to have a lot less problems and even secret/service intelligence is working together with Huawei in the UK, see also The Huawei dilemma: Should the UK be worried? | ZDNet and Huawei opens cybersecurity testing centre in UK | ZDNet
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Old 10/09/2012, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Couldn't it just be a case of US protectionism? "Might pose" is very vague and so far I'd be keen to see the actual proof so to say.

The UK seems to have a lot less problems and even secret/service intelligence is working together with Huawei in the UK, see also The Huawei dilemma: Should the UK be worried? | ZDNet and Huawei opens cybersecurity testing centre in UK | ZDNet
no offense but that's the UK. I'd guess there are a lot more companies interested in espionage against U.S. companies or the U.S then against the U.K. The U.S. has a massive military industrial complex. Not to mention all the companies that make technical equipment for military and government like Motorola and General Electric and i'm sure plenty i don't know about.

could it be protectionism? Sure. But if anyone has paid attention to the world of counterfeiting, industrial espionage, copyright and patent infringement they'd know that the Chinese companies have been engaged in such activities against U.S. companies for a while. So it's not implausible.

But as for where the truth lies. I can't know unless i read the report and decide. And i don't know if it's public and it's not important enough to me to do it anyways. Until last month i'd never heard of these two companies so i couldn't really care less about them either way.
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Old 10/09/2012, 06:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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has anyone noticed that anytime a company comes out with a webos type system so far its been shut down stopped or beleaguered and hasn't gone anywhere lol maybe its just a coincidental ha ha
just now
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Old 10/10/2012, 12:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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another "weapons of mass destruction" ruse, brought to us by the funny guys from american intelligence?
Just asking...
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Old 10/10/2012, 03:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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no offense but that's the UK. I'd guess there are a lot more companies interested in espionage against U.S. companies or the U.S then against the U.K. The U.S. has a massive military industrial complex. Not to mention all the companies that make technical equipment for military and government like Motorola and General Electric and i'm sure plenty i don't know about.
'No offense', but this must be the most nescient 'USA-is-the-best' comment I've read here in a long time.

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Old 10/10/2012, 03:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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"The soup is not eaten at hot as it's served" is a quite common expression over here in NL. I think there will be some discussions between the 2 countries.

US Law actually requires US hardware makers to implement 'backdoors':
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Something about pot and kettle....
i assumed that only applied to phonecalls and not data? and didnt the usa try altering/implimenting data/computer backdoor tricks back with their not too popular clipper chip idea, which if i also remember was only useable within the usa and not outside, limiting its usefulness?
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i assumed that only applied to phonecalls and not data? and didnt the usa try altering/implimenting data/computer backdoor tricks back with their not too popular clipper chip idea, which if i also remember was only useable within the usa and not outside, limiting its usefulness?
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Old 10/10/2012, 03:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm eager to see how US government is planning to resolve this situation. Obviously those guys haven't checked labels on their equipment for some time, or they think that made in PRC stands made in Portland ciity or something. I mean, for a decade all tech manufacturing was shifted to Asia, its really strange they are now trumping about espionage.
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Old 10/10/2012, 04:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Come on HTC, strike a deal and clone the P1 for the US!

This open source thing might be the thing to make me leave cdma after having it the past 10 years...
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Old 10/10/2012, 09:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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'No offense', but this must be the most nescient 'USA-is-the-best' comment I've read here in a long time.
Don't worry. I'm not offended. But sorry the truth hurts. USA is the best. lol.


Seriously though. They spent a year, evaluating information and issued reports And everyone here has done no investigation, issued no reports and many are not American. I can say this. I trust the NSA to protect the national security interests of the United States and I don't trust a bunch of people on a forum that have no national security experience or responsibility and/or are not are not U.S. citizens with an interest in protecting the United States. For example, i'm not German, If there's a German security issue my opinion is not one to care about. I simply don't care about imports from some Chinese company I've barely heard of. Ban em. better safe then sorry. I'll sleep fine. When it comes to people on the internet and people at the NSA i'm gonna go with the guys that get paid to do National Security.
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Don't worry. I'm not offended. But sorry the truth hurts. USA is the best. lol.
lol indeed.

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Old 10/11/2012, 12:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Don't worry. I'm not offended. But sorry the truth hurts. USA is the best. lol.

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I simply don't care about imports from some Chinese company I've barely heard of. Ban em. better safe then sorry. I'll sleep fine.
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well perhaps you should get familiar with China, cause your oh so best country is POWNED by China:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt#Foreign_holdings
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lol indeed.

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No honestly, I have relatives in the US and have been there twice. The US is better than their reputation. But it's not as good as some people think.
The truth is, as always, in the middle. And tastes are different anyways.
As any other country, the US are ruled by people and people are always prone to errors. Nobody is perfect and power corrupts. In this, no country is different from any other one.
Some countries establish control mechanisms to give the impression of savety and responsible use of power. But those mechanisms are governed by people again. And who controls the controllers?

One thing we all shouldn't forget is, that europe would be a much different place without the US.
And (to pry the thread back to topic) WebOS wouldn't be what it is (was), without american companies like Palm and HP in the good AND the bad sence.

When it comes to WebOS, my motto is "in Rod we trust" (Rod standing for WOI and WebOSPorts here).
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