LG is shutting down its mobile division, meaning no more LG phones. Since it's out of the game and has no plans to sell it off, Daniel Mazurkiewicz created a petition asking LG to open source the designs
What will mean:
– longer support for LG phones (from other open source vendors of OS for phones)
– less electrowaste
– will reduce costs of support for LG
A fine demand and one that should spur interesting discussions. Thing is about cutting edge gadgets: what isn't cobbled together from licenses is a potential patent liability they would not want to expose to further scrutiny. So either way, there's hardly a thing in or about LG's phones they would release even if they fancied the idea.