Mobilizing Open Source: Intel, Nokia Dish on MeeGo's Progress
Apr 15, 2010, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Intel and Nokia are two of the largest tech companies
on the planet, but when it comes to developing a new mobile
operating system, they've opted to not just team up, but to enlist
the legions of open source developers out there. And in the
process, they've learned a great deal about interacting with the
larger open source community.
"The two companies' goal is to press forward on MeeGo, the joint
project resulting from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nokia's (NYSE: NOK)
move to combine their respective mobile Linux efforts. Even before
they joined forces earlier this year, Intel and Nokia have been
working closely with a number of high-profile open source projects
-- putting the two in prime position to share some insight on
productizing open source.
"During a pair of sessions at this week's Linux Foundation
Collaboration Summit, Intel and Nokia executives provided some
insight into where MeeGo might be going and talked a bit about
what's necessary in being successful in open source and Linux.
"There is nothing secret about the secret sauce. You have to
first understand where we come from at Intel in how we deal with
software," Imad Sousou, director of Intel's open source technology
center, said. "One of the primary drivers is that when somebody
uses a piece of software, we want them to have the best experience
using that software on Intel platforms.""