GPL’d Linux Stack Supports Touchscreen Phones

“Trolltech will release its entire application development
framework for Linux-based mobile phones under the GPL license, it
announced on Sept. 18. Additionally, the development tools and
software stack vendor plans to support FIC’s iPhone-like GTA01
(‘Neo1973’) as an open phone development platform.

“Trolltech has long offered Qtopia Phone Edition (QPE) under a
dual-license model. However, some portions–such as the telephony
stack, DRM, and safe execution environment–are currently available
only under a commercial license…”