Nokia's Maemo: A Free Software Platform?

arc arc at
Thu Feb 1 12:08:20 UTC 2007

The only company that is investing to develop a free software platform 
for mobile phones which I know of, is ACCESS.

A few years ago there was a company called Palm which developed 
smartphones (treo, etc.) with the PalmOS proprietary operating system.

Then the PalmOS division left Palm and formed a new company called 
Palmsource but the OS was still proprietary.

Later a company called ACCESS acquired Palmsource and now they are 
working on APL: Access Linux Platform (they called the system Linux 
instead of GNU/Linux).

They hope to begin selling smartphones with APL before the end of 2007.

Is the Mobile GNU/Linux era beginning?


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