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Mobile Open Source: A Torrent of Implication

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| Historically a significant degree of industrial isolation has created islands
| of innovation throughout the wireless industry. Since the beginning, cell
| phone manufactures have opted to employ their proprietary Mobile Operating
| Systems (pMOPS) creating little latitude for third party developers.
| Additionally this past trend has created gaping holes of incompatibility
| between handsets. The industry’s move towards open source is however breaking
| down such barriers of isolation creating the conditions for a surge of
| development.
| Potentially in no other area than the development of a Universal Mobile
| Torrent (UMT) does this carry a greater short term impact. The phrase UMT
| still implies a fabled vision of a torrent application capable of connecting
| all cell phones.



Looking for Mr. ISV

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| Granted, "cut out the middleman" is not unique to any business plan, but
| Lucas' application of the principle, taking almost perfect advantage of the
| political and cultural situation of the era was certainly pretty smart. So
| smart that he was able to elude (honest) police investigation for quite some
| time because no one in the 1960s was able to initially believe that a black
| man would hold more sway than the Italian organized criminal organizations.
| [...]
| Today, it seems, ISVs are still approaching Linux as something like that
| bullying middleman. It's not Linux' fault--it's just that after so many years
| of doing things one way, the notion that there's another way to interact with
| an OS is completely alien. This, I believe, is where the need for lateral
| thinking comes in.

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