Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

The actual "store" component is just a feeding troff; dump feed in, let user devices scoop feed out. I don't see it being that much effort to get such a thing setup with an applet on Nokia's high end devices. The bigger challenge would be the contracts with content providers.

With Nokia specifically, the bigger challenge is probably apps. Maemo 4 topped out around 500 or so apps, Maemo 5 is currently just under 400 apps; if we go only by what is listed on maemo.org. I really hope the Maemo community migrates over to Meego or gains enough source code to keep maintaining Maemo after Nokia drops support fully. Granted, I've found the app list to be a short list of great programs rather than multiple versions of every inane app some developer can get 1.99$ for.

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