October 18, 2005

Trolltech Founding Member of New Linux Initiatives

Anonymous Reader writes "Trolltech Developer Days 2005, SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 18, 2005 – Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies that make advanced software faster to build and easier to use, is solidifying its role as a Linux pioneer and proponent through ground-floor participation in two new Linux initiatives.

Trolltech is a founding member of the Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL) new Mobile Linux Initiative and has joined the Free Standards Group (FSG) as an active participant in its new Linux Standard Base (LSB) Desktop Project. These projects have been created to help define and promote common standards for Linux for mobile devices and on the desktop, respectively.

"Trolltech has been supporting the Linux operating system since 1995 -- long before it was as widely used as it is today," said Eirik Chambe-Eng, president at Trolltech. "To help Linux become even more widely adopted both on the desktop and in mobile devices – Trolltech's core markets – we are committed to collaborating with other industry leaders to establish common standards. We are pleased to be an early and active participant in both the LSB Desktop Project and the Mobile Linux Initiative to help grow the market for Linux."

Trolltech develops leading technologies for Linux on the desktop and on mobile devices. The company's Qt® software is a cross-platform application technology that has become the standard for commercial Linux desktop development. Trolltech's Qtopia® technology is the most widely-used development environment and user interface for Linux-based products. Today, more than 75 vendors are designing, building or shipping devices built with Qtopia and related Trolltech software for embedded Linux.

Trolltech with Qt Active in LSB Desktop Project
The LSB Desktop Project, announced today, was created to foster industry collaboration to standardize common libraries and application behavior across the Linux desktop. Trolltech is actively participating in the LSB workgroup process with Qt, which serves as the software foundation for the popular Linux desktop environment, KDE. In addition to Trolltech, the Free Standards Group announced today that it has already achieved wide participation from companies such as IBM, Intel, HP, Mandriva, Novell, Linspire and Xandros.

"We are pleased that Trolltech is integrally involved in the LSB Desktop Project," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group. "The LSB Desktop Project is an example of industry collaboration at its best -leading distribution vendors, ISVs and end users - all coming together to build consensus, establish standards, and grow the market for Linux on the desktop together."

OSDL MLI Targets Next-Generation Handsets
OSDL, a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, announced yesterday the Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI), a new working group focused on accelerating the adoption of Linux in the rapidly-growing mobile market. Trolltech, along with other MLI participants including MontaVista Software, Motorola, PalmSource and Wind River, will work on Linux operating system technical challenges, foster development of applications for Linux-based mobile devices, deliver requirements definition documents and use cases, and host complementary open source projects that support the initiative."

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