NEWBURY, England, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To support their goal
of creating the world's first globally competitive, Linux-based software
platform for mobile devices, Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile
Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone announced today the
official launch of the LiMo Foundation.
A not-for-profit organization, the LiMo Foundation is aimed at blending
the community-based development benefits of transparency, innovation and
scalability with the best development practices from the mobile community
to create an innovative new business model. Overseen by a Board of
Directors comprising representatives from the founding member companies
including Foundation Chairman, Greg Besio of Motorola and Vice Chair,
Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DoCoMo, the LiMo Foundation will be seeking new
members interested in participating in the development of a set of APIs,
architecture, and contributing source code for the common components of the
Linux based mobile platform. Foundation members will be available to
discuss membership opportunities at the upcoming 3GSM World Congress in
Barcelona, Spain, February 12-15, 2007.
LiMo Foundation details -- along with guiding principles and bylaws --
can be found at http://www.limofoundation.org . Foundation members will be
involved in building an active ecosystem and will have the opportunity to
influence the evolution of the platform, leaving them free to provide
compelling and differentiated services to customers.
The LiMo Foundation, through a fair and balanced contribution and
participation process, will focus primarily on the joint development of a
competitive Linux-based mobile platform, built around a common source code
tree that can adapt to ever evolving market requirements around the world.
In addition, members will also work on the following:
-- Establishment of safeguards to minimize fragmentation;
-- Collaboration on a mobile Linux developer ecosystem;
-- Co-operation with existing industry organizations
-- Securing new members from across the industry: device manufacturers,
operators, chip set manufacturers, independent software vendors,
integrators and third party developers
About the LiMo Foundation
The LiMo Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit entity that
strives to increase the adoption of Linux within the mobile industry. The
LiMo Foundation aims to leverage the mobile Linux platform to create an
open, transparent, scalable ecosystem spanning application and middleware
developer communities and to encourage the creation of compelling,
differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences. A full description of the
including the vision, goals, charter and membership information can be
found at http://www.limofoundation.org .
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
Trademark Office. VODAFONE, the Vodafone logos and Vodafone live! are trade
marks of the Vodafone Group. All other product or service names are the
property of their respective owners.
SOURCE LiMo Foundation