Funambol--AGPL'd, Ad-Supported Mobile Open Source
Jun 15, 2008, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Mobile open source player Funambol is certainly giving us
plenty to watch these days with its Affero GPL licensing, its use
of ad-supported mobile phone access to email and general bet on
mobile open source software. Like an audience watching the
tightrope act, weâ€™re observing intently
(Funambol translates from the Latin words funis (rope) and ambulare
(walking) to give us the company name and tightrope walker logo). I
recently met with the companyâ€™s VP of
marketing, Hal Steger, who demonstrated perfect balance drinking a
cup of coffee and talking at the same time.
"For me, one of the more important and serious questions about
Funambol centers on its licensing choice..."