google open phone platform
thomas at gstaedtner.net
Mon Nov 5 22:02:53 CET 2007
They talk about open standards, not full open source.
Seems the basic components will be Apache Licenced, but I'm pretty sure the
low-level software will be closed.
On 11/5/07, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:
> Yep pretty much.
> There is a time and a window for technology releases like this and FIC's
> time has come and gone. I hate to put it bluntly but;
> It's not hard to think about things like an opensource mobile OS's.
> It's not even that hard to convince someone to invest in it.
> It is hard to get out Beta and then retail 1.0 but the really hard part
> is being able to invest time and time again in new ideas to be on the
> breaking edge of technology and innovation.
> It was FIC's window 6-8 months ago but now when the industry stalwarts
> are crashing at your door it's time to close up shop, sit on the beach
> and think of the next coolest thing.
> Next time maybe...."speed to market' can be part of your business plan.
> Dean Collins
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> > Subject: google open phone platform
> > the digg and /. readers here have probably seen it already:
> > mobile-os-announcement
> > looks like google are announcing an open-source linux based phone OS,
> > supported by a lot of big names in the hardware industry - htc,
> > qualcomm, motorola. no nokia though and no specifics on things like
> > open drivers/hardware specs
> > is this about to swamp the sterling work of FIC and openmoko?
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