Merging OSes

via Gruber,

Samsung to Merge Bada With Intel-Backed Tizen:

“We have an effort that will merge Bada and Tizen,” a Samsung spokesman confirmed.

Tizen (from the same article):

In September [2011] two Linux software groups, one backed by Samsung, and another by Intel, agreed to jointly develop Tizen, a new operating system for cellphones and other devices, by merging their LiMo and Meego platforms [..]

MeeGo (from wikipedia):

[..] announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2010 by Intel and Nokia in a joint press conference. The stated aim is to merge the efforts of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo former projects into one new common project.

I really don’t see how it can fail.