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    , Bass wrote

    I would like to see an open source, C#/Mono based mobile OS.

    It's not really possible to make a really open-source mobile OS, because of legal constraints regarding the radio stack - specifically that base-band users (i.e. carriers) need to demonstrate that their users cannot be broadcasting traffic on someone else's part of the spectrum - which is pretty hard to do if you're going to be shipping the device with open-source drivers for a general purpose high-energy radio transmitter (which is the antenna of the phone).

    That's why even Android - the open-sourcest of them all - still keeps the radio stack as Google-only closed source.