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internetnews.com: Open Source Is Hot On HP's Coolbase

Jul 24, 2001, 00:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Hewlett-Packard says now more than even it is committed to open source technologies. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer and printer maker Monday launched Coolbase, a software development platform for creating mobile e-services. The program was created by scientists and engineers at HP Labs' Cooltown research project. While under beta testing, Coolbase received interest from more than 900 developers."

"'As a leading Linux and open source advocate, HP is inviting developers to use Coolbase to create new applications and mobile e-services for a truly connected world,' says Cooltown project director Gene Becker. 'With today's launch of Coolbase, HP continues to move forward on making its vision for connecting people, places and things a reality. Coolbase will let people create their own Cooltown experiences.'"

"The platform consists of several components including software for enabling devices to become smart and Web connected; software for representing people, places and things and a context-aware relationship with each other; supporting hardware and software elements; and sample applications that illustrate the use of these various elements."

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