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Mobile Linux Collaboration Gets a Boost as MeeGo Grows

 

Opportunities for the open source Linux operating system in the mobile device market was a prominent theme of the keynote presentations at the Linux Collaboration Summit on Wednesday.

Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin discussed the value that Linux can bring to handset makers and mobile carriers, empowering them to build their own custom platforms and developer ecosystems around a common base of open Linux technology. Linux doesn't just reduce costs, says Zemlin, it also allows adopters in the mobile market to retain control over their products, obviating the need to make concessions to a platform vendor.

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