Today we are welcoming a new project hosted at The Linux Foundation. Tizen is a Linux-based, open source platform designed to address the future of HTML5-based applications across a variety of device types. We think the project has a lot of potential, both for its technology and the major players it has involved in it.
But many of you who closely watch this space may be asking: what about Meego? While Meego will remain a project at The Linux Foundation, we see industry leaders lining up behind Tizen. Imad Sousou, Meego’s technical steering group co-leader, had this to say about the future of Meego. Of course Meego is open source, so if there is an itch to scratch best served by its code and community, developers are welcome to participate. There has been a lot of great work done in the Meego project, and we are pleased to see that code carried over to Tizen.
Tizen will also incorporate the same principles and open source philosophies as the MeeGo project. Importantly, the “upstream first” philosophy will remain a key tenet of Tizen, allowing everyone in the Linux community to benefit from the work being done on the project.
Linux and open source software are disruptive because they are about choice. While the dance partners shift and projects grow or contract, one thing remains: we will always work together to make Linux better across a wide variety of devices. We encourage you to check out Tizen at www.tizen.org.