Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 09:51 UTC, submitted by JK
Intel Intel has unveiled an ambitious project aimed at developing open source software for mobile devices. The Moblin project comprises a Linux kernel, UI framework, browser, multimedia framework, and embedded Linux image creation tools, along with developer resources such as documentation, mailing lists, and an IRC channel.
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hmm...
by hobgoblin on Tue 17th Jul 2007 12:10 UTC
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2005-07-06

interesting. but i wonder what nokia will have to say about this as it walks squarely into maemo turf.

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RE: hmm...
by vegai on Tue 17th Jul 2007 12:22 UTC in reply to "hmm..."
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2005-12-25

The only thing they can do is close up future versions of Hildon. I don't think they're dumb enough to do that.

I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't see this coming.

Edited 2007-07-17 12:23

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RE[2]: hmm...
by Lobotomik on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm..."
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2006-01-03

"""
The only thing they can do is close up future versions of Hildon. I don't think they're dumb enough to do that.
"""

Especially bearing in mind that Hildon is but a thin layer of lacquer over GTK/Gnome, and that Nokia's software for the N700-N800 is more than 99% taken verbatim from the Free Software ecosystem.

"""
I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't see this coming.
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Even more, I'd be pretty surprised if an Intel based Nokia N900 was not already in the works.

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Name
by Buck on Tue 17th Jul 2007 12:29 UTC
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2005-06-29

Of course they couldn't come up with a better name for that...
Ugh.

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RE: Name
by chemical_scum on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:17 UTC in reply to "Name"
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2005-11-02

Well if they had called it Mobilix they would have got sued by the publishers of the Asterix cartoon series:

http://mobilix.org/

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RE: Name
by spikeb on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:47 UTC in reply to "Name"
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2006-01-18

WOULD YOU MORONS STOP f--kING WHINING ABOUT NAMES

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openmoko
by trinitrotolueen on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:07 UTC
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2006-10-03

Makes me think of the OpenMoko project:
http://www.openmoko.org

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the more souls the better
by trinitrotolueen on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:10 UTC
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2006-10-03

The more souls that step on the {mobile}-OSS bandwagon the better.

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RE: the more souls the better
by slight on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:49 UTC in reply to "the more souls the better"
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2006-09-10

Yes but this is Intel. They don't have souls.

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How does this relate to GMAE?
by ahalsey on Wed 18th Jul 2007 18:43 UTC
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2006-05-10

How does this relate to GMAE?

GMAE was only announced on April 19 and the founding organizations included Intel, Nokia, Red Hat, and Canonical.

http://www.gnome.org/press/releases/gmae.html

"Bridging industry and community, the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative involves Open Source projects such as Avahi, BlueZ, Cairo, GNOME, GPE, GStreamer, GTK+, Hildon, Maemo, Matchbox, OpenMoko, Telepathy and Tinymail; and industry organisations CELF, the Linux Foundation and LiPS."

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