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Open source must move from desktop to mobile

May 21, 2009, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Asavin Wattanajantra)

"It's time for open source technology to move from the desktop and into mobile to create a true open source phone.

"So says the director of Linux International, Jon 'maddog" Hall, who believes that mobile phone users have so far been trapped in "closed" relationships, meaning once they've bought a phone and signed a contract, their "freedom" to change anything disappears.

"He used an example of a user buying a phone that was Wi-Fi enabled, but without the ability to use VoIP because it would "cut back" on network revenues.

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