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A group of open-source friendly companies are getting together to build a device that even a mother likely won't love.
The embedded Linux computing specialist fully acquires joint venture MontaVista Ltd., along with Liberte, a Linux design services company.
Open source has moved way beyond the unwashed masses as big companies dominate the development of the Linux kernel.
MontaVista demonstrates a vehicle dashboard system going from cold boot to "fully operational" in one second. The time may not translate into a desktop OS, though.
The old proprietary-everything approach has failed Sony, causing the company to reportedly look to open-source Google Android to win.
Android is for phones, right? One influential partner backing Google's open-source operating system says it'll show up in consumer electronics and cars, too.
Sometimes the best lessons come from our failures. Such was the case with Lineo.
Open mobile networks are a step in the right direction, but mobile operating system developers have just as much work ahead of them as wireless carriers.
Google's Open Handset Alliance is at least the fifth consortium tackling Linux-based mobile phone technology. Developer support could help determine its success.
This article incorrectly stated the title of Jim Ready. He is founder and CTO of MontaVista. This story also misidentified the chief operating officer of Mozilla. His name is John Lilly.