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Mar 06, 2008, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While Canadian telcos are still dragging their feet in following the U.S. example of making cellphone data fees more competitive, the U.S. telcos are about to scratch each other's eyes out after the arrival of Linux-based handsets.

"There have been a couple of Linux-based cellphones before, notably one created by Trolltech, which was bought by Nokia. The Openmoko Neo Freerunner, however, much delayed but now due to be released in April or May, is currently the only cellphone covered by the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 licence, which covers 'free' software. And now Openmoko is raising the ante not only by offering a free operating system and software, but is its handset design as well. Openmoko has posted the computer design (CAD) files on its website and people are invited to muck about with them to make personalized cases..."

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