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Are Mobile Linux and Open Source Finally for Real?

Nov 13, 2008, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"While mobile Linux and open source have historically been hyped up only to deliver minimal results in the way of user or market impact, we believe the number and type of chip, device, software and services players now backing various mobile Linux efforts mean this time will be different. Further reinforcing the idea that there is opportunity in mobile open source, we also consider Nokia and its nearly half-billion-dollar bet on open source in taking full ownership of the Symbian OS and plotting an open source course for it. The report also considers the use of open source software in the mobile setting, and how despite increased use of open source for mobile software — unfortunately for some free and open source software supporters — software and devices are typically closed in the end."

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