[maemo-developers] Intel's Internet Mobile Device

From: Carlos Guerreiro carlos.guerreiro at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 18 19:42:03 EEST 2007

>> I just came across this news at Endgatget.
>> http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/109417695/
>> Here a technical the presentation:
>> https://intel.wingateweb.com/published/UMGS003/UMGS003_100eng.pdf
>> Looks interesting. Same approach than Nokia. They actually even plan to use
>> Hildon.
> And they claim to have 20+ applications ready to go, many (according
> to the gallery) apparently Hildonized.
> If those applications are free software, it may be trivial to port
> them over to the 770 / N800 ...
> I may be being over-dramatic, but this feels to me like crunch time
> for Nokia.  They will either decide now to accept the potential of
> their platform and go fully free -- or they will batten down the
> hatches in any way they can, in an attempt to prevent other players
> from leveraging their work.
This is a positive development for Nokia and other companies
building or planning to build devices on GNOME software.
Intel's use of Hildon is welcome and seen as positive development.
There should be plenty of opportunity for collaboration.

Maemo as a whole has been so far primarily seen by Nokia as a
application development platform though there is increasing interest
in Nokia in the possibility of open platform development at the
full Maemo scope.

Hildon however has been for quite some time totally open-source and
developed in the open. The code is available in stage.maemo.org.
and we work directly from there. Frequent releases are made to Sardine.
Not only there is no attempt to frequent other plays from using Hildon,
it is actually encouraged.

There's still a way to go in terms of making thedevelopment process
more transparent particularly in terms of planning, but that is slowly


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