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CIO: Open Source Goes Mobile

Nov 19, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

"I had the privilege of participating in last week's inaugural 'Open Source in Mobile' conference in Amsterdam. I chaired the first day's sessions (essentially, was emcee of the day's events) as well as speaking on 'Open Source Business Models.' Speakers ran the gamut from handset manufacturers (well-known brands, e.g., Motorola and Nokia), so-called ODMs (the companies that build handsets to be sold under someone else's brand), service providers/carriers like Vodaphone, and software providers (TrollTech, MontaVista, etc.) that deliver open source to run the phones.

"A constant theme at the conference was the burgeoning role of open source in mobile phones, particularly 'smart phones...'"

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