"Some may be surprised by the merger, announced this week, of
the open source Maemo and Moblin projects, given their
architectural differences. Maemo targets ARM, while Moblin aims to
enable devices with Intel Architecture (commonly "x86")
"Put aside that difference, though, and the projects are peas in
a pod. Furthermore, given that the Linux kernel supports more than
two-dozen architectures, can't open source app stacks evolve beyond
architectural boundaries? Sure they can, and many have.
"Details about MeeGo are still emerging. However, from materials
published so far, it's pretty easy to guess how the project aims to
exploit Maemo and Moblin similarities, where it plans to chart a
course of its own (mainly to encourage portability, it seems), and
where it could have some work to do ironing out differences between
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