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NewsForge: Nokia’s Journey with Maemo, 770, and Open Source

“Nokia is ‘product’ company, product manager Ari Jaaksi told
listeners at LinuxWorld last week; it never publicly released the
source code to anything before. Yet in conjunction with the launch
of its 770 Internet tablet, Nokia has started an open source
application platform, dedicated programmers to existing open source
projects, sponsored developers already working on open source, and
expended resources to promote open source software.

“The 770 launched in November to positive response. A
phone-format product may come further down the line–the company is
open to wherever the platform goes–but it is not a near-term
concern…”

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