Opinion: Mobile Linux is not about free software

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| Linux is by far the software most commonly associated with (and often
| mis-identified with) open source and free software, where free refers to
| liberty, not costs. However, access to source code, ability to modify or
| redistribute, and the royalty-free nature of Linux are hardly the reasons why
| four out of five handset OEMs have adopted Linux. In other words, mobile
| Linux has not been adopted because of its "free software" qualities.



Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC).


Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

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| Meanwhile, in the world's largest mobile phone market (China), Linux already
| has a 30 percent share, CCID Consulting Company said in March.


Linux grabs 30% of China's fast-growing smartphone market

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| China consumed 15 million smartphones in 2006, up from 10 million
| units in 2005, resulting in more than doubling of smartphone
| revenues, according to Chinese market research firm CCID Consulting
| Company. Symbian controlled 63.2 percent of the market, followed by
| Linux (30.3 percent) and Windows Mobile (5.4 percent).