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What�s next for MeeGo? Join openSUSE, says Jos Poortvliet

Oct 12, 2011, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

A while ago Intel and Samsung announced a new initiative under the Linux Foundation umbrella: Tizen. Tizen is a Linux OS for embedded use building on HTML5 and CSS. Cool? Well, maybe. If you've been involved with MeeGo, the Linux Foundation's previous embedded Linux OS, you're probably not too happy right now.

Yes, MeeGo will have to go. For them, as Richard Dale wrote, it's Tizen or Tizen't. The MeeGo community had no say in the merger of Moblin and Maemo to MeeGo, nor did they in the birth of Tizen. Surprised?

Don't be. Remember OpenOffice.org? MySQL, Solaris? Large companies have shown time and time again that they change direction easily.

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