FSO: is zhone here to stay?
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at openmoko.org
Thu Aug 7 21:05:21 CEST 2008
Stefan summarized it, that's our position officially.
Let me add one thing though, taking off the Openmoko hat for a second:
Coming out of the Linux on iPAQ, Zaurus, Motorola EZX, ..., world, with their
semi-open platforms and lack of integration everywhere, I see a lot of unused
potential both on services and application level.
FSO is cleaning up on the services level, integrating existing dbus APIs and
adding new ones where they were missing, so everyone can play along.
But why stop there? Why not launch an effort to do a nice application
framework optimized for simple but smart applications on mobile devices? This
surely won't be something for the power users (who can still run their
Qt/Gtk/whatever applications on the device), but something a Linux-loving mum
and dad would appreciate as well. Something that strives for maximum UI
consistency and usability while being a pleasure to write applications for.
Sounds like reinventing UIKit? It's excellent -- why not ;)
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