Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

Real world visibility : GNU/linux mobile phone market exist and is improving , more and more and more and more new devices and software solutions and serive providers are coming and will be made.

GNU/Linux is not driven by hype , its funny how charactherized and boxed , some people try to explain to themself the GNU/Linux industries and market , GNU/Linux thrive on progress and evolution , GNU/Linux is like the Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world , those are people who became genius and top experts in there respective field by trial and errors and learning from there mistakes , and listening to others needs and whants , coming from the very bottom and reaching the top , The mobile market phone worldwide is not plagued by Microsoft blockade that GNU/Linux suffer on the PC desktop market , hence GNU/Linux is accounted for in the sales category and is not an after market unaccounted division.

Mobile phone companies join forces on Linux :

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Major_cell_phone_companies_working_on_L...

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-6083883.html

News flash: Wireless major leaguers working on cellphone Linux

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/06/news_flash_wireless_major_...

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/06/details_docomo_et_al_to_la...

An international palace revolt headed by Motorola, Samsung, and Vodafone could overthrow Symbian, Nokia, and Microsoft :

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=17253&hed=Linux+Attempts+C...

Nov. 14, 2005 :

Consortium tackles Linux mobile phone standards

http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS6030689030.html

LiPS plans to start by creating a profile for low-end phones, before working up to profiles for higher-end phones with a greater number of attached peripherals. Gien stated, "We're starting with low-end phones, asking, 'What is the set of minimum functions for the Linux kernel to go into a phone?' "

He adds, "It'll be an incremental process. We will try to define a set of profiles that can represent a class of phones. We are trying to minimize the number of profiles, and group the set of functions so they can go into each category."

Founding members of LiPS include: ARM Ltd., Cellon, Esmertec, France Telecom/Orange, FSMLabs, Huawei, Jaluna, MIZI Research, MontaVista, Open Plug, and PalmSource. Additionally, membership is growing "on a day-to-day basis," according to Ostrem.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Linux is not driven by hype? I beg to differ. The hype surrounding linux is huge, one example "200x is the year of the linux desktop!" Now I am not saying that hype is bad, every idea needs advocates and advocacy to suceed, and a lot of the hype around GNU/Linux is well deserved, but there is a lot of hype about it, and has been since the late 90s. It's the posterchild for the OSS/FS movement, the only OSS/FS app that is hyped more is firefox


"GNU/Linux thrive on progress and evolution , GNU/Linux is like the Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world "

Actually, I'm pretty sure that Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein are the "Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world" I also believe that Einstein and Micheal Jordan got to be forfront in thier fields due to perservance, hardwork and exceptional talent, I know that the Special Theory of Relativity, His paper on Brownian Motion, and General Relativity did not come about because "listening to others needs and whants", and neither did Micheal Jordans success, it came from working his ass off and having loads of talent.

I'm a big fan of OSS and tend to use OSS apps even when running XP, I love FreeBSD and Ubuntu, but the world is not as black and white as you describe it

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