FSO core team founds BGB company
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Wed Jul 29 19:51:11 CEST 2009
On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 00:33 +0800, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
> Mickey, Stefan, Daniel and Jan,
> I wish you all the best, both from a free software and business perspective
> it's so important to avoid the mobile Android monoculture :-)
> Way to go FSO, we will do what we can to support you guys.
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 05:51:20PM +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> > Braunschweig, Germany, 2009-07-29. For immediate release.
> > The freesmartphone.org core-team founds a BGB company to facilitate
> > the further development of free and open source middleware for
> > Linux-based mobile systems: "Lauer, Lbbe, Schmidt, Willmann,
> > freesmartphone.org GbR".
> > The core-team members of the freesmartphone.org project today announced
> > the founding of a legal entity offering consulting, training, and
> > implementation services around the freesmartphone.org middleware
> > platform, also known as FSO.
> > "We now have a single point of contact for both commercial and
> > non-commercial parties who want to use our services to create compelling
> > solutions. This is of interest for groups or individuals creating new
> > devices or freeing existing devices ("anti-vendor-ports") and who
> > decided to incorporate the FSO middleware", says Dr. Michael Lauer,
> > founder of the FSO project. "If you care about the further development
> > of this platform or if you need guidance for tailoring or customizing
> > the FSO middleware, contact us via E-Mail at
> > coreteam at freesmartphone.org".
> > With todays' smartphones evolving into ubiquituous companions, a gap has
> > emerged between widely used FOSS components like the Linux kernel and
> > core system libraries on one side, and end-user applications on the
> > other side. The lack of a complete free mobile software stack hinders
> > innovation and leads to reinventing proprietary solutions for services
> > middleware.
> > FSO's mission is to close this gap by designing and developing solid
> > middleware for mobile systems in an open fashion; this refers to not
> > only publishing source code under open source licenses, but also to
> > sharing the whole design and development process with the community and
> > giving both commercial and non-commercial entities a way to co-drive and
> > steer the process.
> > Built on top of the Linux kernel, FSO implements high level services for
> > mobile application development, accessible via the DBus interprocess
> > communication standard. Leveraging the FSO APIs allows the developer to
> > concentrate on solving application domain problems, such as business
> > logic and presentation of data, without having to worry about the device
> > specifics and low level details, such as how to access resources,
> > telephony, location awareness, data storage, etc.
> > About freesmartphone.org:
> > Previously funded by Openmoko Inc, freesmartphone.org is a collaboration
> > platform for open source and open discussion software projects working
> > on interoperability and shared technology for Linux-based smartphones.
> > freesmartphone.org operates on the services layer (middleware) and
> > offers APIs and reference implementations that support modern
> > interconnected mobile devices. To provide reference solutions,
> > freesmartphone.org works closely together with various device-specific
> > communities such as the Openmoko, OpenEZX, and HTC-Linux groups. The FSO
> > team honours and bases on specifications and software created by the
> > freedesktop.org community.
> >  http://www.freesmartphone.org
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