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Please Welcome MeeGo

Feb 17, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"I don't usually post twice a day, but today was opening day in Barcelona of the Mobile World Congress, the biggest mobile show of the year, and the announcements were popping thick and fast. One of those announcements unveiled a new mobile platform called MeeGo - a new open source contender in the race to power the broad array of devices that are rapidly proliferating in the mobile marketplace. And, I'm happy to say, MeeGo will be hosted by The Linux Foundation.

"We've been working for some time on this, and we're very pleased that the project has now gone public. The LF press release can be found here, and the Intel version of the joint Intel-Nokia release is here. As usual, both are also pasted in below for archival purposes. I think you'd also find LF Executive Director Jim Zemlin's blog entry worth a read, and I'll quote from it below.

"MeeGo represents the merger of Intel's Moblin open source platform (already hosted by LF) and Nokia's Maemo project, and represents a bold move by both companies to re-stake a claim in a marketspace that grows in value and complexity by the day."

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