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Will freedom ring on LiMo's Linux-based mobile platform?

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| Although I have significant doubts about the willingness of the carriers to
| do the right thing, it seems like the underlying technology of the LiMo
| platform has the potential to deliver a lot of value. Schlesinger makes a
| strong case for a community-driven development approach, something that he
| says is lacking in Google's Android strategy.
|
| "Carriers and device manufacturers do not like being caught up in a duopoly
| of proprietary mobile operating systems," Schlesinger said. "Open source lets
| us better leverage our finite developer resources. You can get more done
| working with a community than you can with a proprietary model, always."
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...-platform.html


Recent:

Mobile Linux Groups Join Forces

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| LiPS was working to create a standard that would define APIs (application
| programming interfaces) for developing applications to run on a mobile Linux
| kernel. By contrast, the LiMo Foundation is aiming to build a de facto
| standard software platform that handset makers can use to create Linux
| phones.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...in_forces.html


The Happy Collision of Collaboration and Competition in the Mobile World

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| LiMo's transparent governance model and a critically important intellectual
| property (IP) safe harbor to refine the Foundation's common, Linux-based
| middleware platform -- while remaining entirely free to deliver their own
| compelling and differentiated services to mobile customers.
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Th...rld-63336.html


Smartphones, Linux gaining share

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| Two just-published market research reports bode well for Linux's future in
| the market for higher-priced smartphones. J.D. Power reports that rising
| smartphone sales are driving handset prices higher, while ABI Research
| predicts Linux will take a 23 percent share of the smartphone segment by
| 2013.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8970101511.html


Nokia: Linux role growing, not yet mainstream

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| Nokia's Chief Financial Officer Rick Simonson last month called Linux's
| role "terribly important" at an investor conference, saying Nokia had been
| developing the next generation of Linux-based products, which are starting to
| come to the market.
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http://in.reuters.com/article/techno...33982220080609


Nokia eyes wider usage of Linux in cellphones

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| "It's going to be terribly important," Nokia's Chief Financial Officer Rick
| Simonson told an investor conference when asked about the role of Linux-based
| tablets.
|
| He said the company has been developing the next generation of Linux-based
| products, which are starting to come to the market.
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/techno...07696020080520
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