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Submission + - Now the PSP is five, is it time for an App store?

Goffee71 writes: The PSP, despite selling 60 million odd boxes, is considered a failure due to Sony's lack of imagination, something the homebrew crowd and others have in spades. Is it time for Sony to open up the PSP and let others wring the maximum potential from the little box of magic?

"All Sony seems to be able to offer is to offer up a new colour every now and again, that might sell more boxes but doesn't fix the lack of interest. With an App store we could get a better browser, improved media players, apps for the GPS (if anyone remembers that little add-on — a gimmick that helps sell shedloads of phones) and a raft of fun, cool, pointless things that make iPhone owners so happy."
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Submission + - Microsoft's Community Promise and ECMA 334/335 ( 5

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has announced their Community Promise regarding ECMA 334/335, which seems to be quite open and clear that C# can be freely implemented.

FTA: "It is important to note that, under the Community Promise, anyone can freely implement these specifications with their technology, code, and solutions. You do not need to sign a license agreement, or otherwise communicate to Microsoft how you will implement the specifications. The Promise applies to developers, distributors, and users of Covered Implementations without regard to the development model that created the implementations, the type of copyright licenses under which it is distributed, or the associated business model.

Under the Community Promise, Microsoft provides assurance that it will not assert its Necessary Claims against anyone who makes, uses, sells, offers for sale, imports, or distributes any Covered Implementation under any type of development or distribution model, including open-source licensing models such as the LGPL or GPL."

Apparently the subject of Mono was a hot topic at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in Richard Stallman's speech, and when asked if Microsoft could resolve the situation RMS said that Microsoft could come out and be more clear. Will Microsoft's announcement be enough to settle this issue finally?

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