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Sad: Intel Has Abandoned Moblin
by cadcrazy on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: well duh"
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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Not sad. Good. Intel has loosened its control of Moblin, placing it into more vendor neutral hands. Now we might see Moblin support a wider range of processors and chipsets.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/intel-hands-over-the-keys-...

Edited 2009-04-03 14:39 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I didn't see this on Moblin's site. They mentioned that linuxfoundation will provide the hosting, but they made it sound as though only the web site would be affected.
I'm not sure whether this is good or not. Intel's never been known for making operating systems, after all, but at the same time, one could read into this move in several ways. Perhaps Intel thought a more neutral approach was best for Moblin, or perhaps they gave it up as hopeless, or perhaps... anything in between. It's yet another move by a major company regarding Linux that could mean many things, and interpretations will be as vast as the possible meanings.

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