"Transmeta plans to release its version of the Linux operating
system for Internet appliances and other devices as early as next
week so that developers can begin testing it. The chipmaker is
preparing to post Mobile Linux, its take on the Linux OS, under the
General Public License (GNU) process in the near future, company
representatives said this week. Although the exact release date
isn't set, the release could come next week or the week
"The once-secretive company, located in Santa Clara, Calif., has
intended all along to release Mobile Linux to the open-source
community. ... The company, however, chose to wait until it got to
a point where it was satisfied with the OS, said Dan Quinlan, an
engineer with the company."
"Quinlan would not comment on the details of the release's
timing but said Transmeta will post the OS to its Web site soon.
... "We want to put it out there in a way that's useful to people.
We're going to be putting it out on our Web site, and we're going
to try to put it up in a way that people can download it and use it
and send us feedback," Quinlan said."