FSO core team founds BGB company
David Reyes Samblas Martinez
david at tuxbrain.com
Wed Jul 29 20:09:15 CEST 2009
Really great news :) I wish you all the best
2009/7/29 Pieter Colpaert <freepage at gmail.com>:
> 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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