Linux Organizations Unite to Fend Off Open Source Rivals
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Jun 26, 2008, 8:33 AM by Eric M. Zeman
The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum has decided to join forces with the LiMo Foundation, and will fold all its activities into LiMo starting in July. The two organizations, both of which are promoting Linux on mobile handsets, will be able to pool resources and hope to concentrate efforts on creating a standard mobile Linux operating system for phones. Any platform created by the new cooperative faces competition from Google's Android platform and the newly-formed Symbian Foundation, both of which will have open source operating systems at their core.
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Looks to me like things are going to get very, very interesting in a short period of time. . .
And even though Microsoft has a large chunk of the smartphone market it's mostly corporate. Not necessarily the average consumer market.
I also predict that as we creep closer to 2012 and each of these open source OS's become more common place that Microsoft will be scrambling to figure out how to respond.
Well, those are my thoughts.
It's going to take a while for the a...