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Podcast: mobile phones as “platforms”

Mar 12, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

OpenMoko founder Sean Moss-Pultz moderates a panel discussion about the future of the mobile phone, in this hour-long podcast. Originally held on Valentine's day, and entitled “Mobile Linux Grows Up,” the discussion revolves around how and why Linux-based mobile phones might evolve to support user-installable… applications.

As background, Moss-Pultz founded the OpenMoko Project, aimed at building one of the first Linux-based mobile phone OSes to allow users to install applications, much as ringtones are installed today. In kicking off the discussion, Moss-Pultz asserts that without such applications, a Linux-based phone is a “smart open source brick.”

In addition to Moss-Pultz, panel participants include:

  • Evan Bauer, of email and calendaring software vendor Scalix
  • Jacob Lehrbaum, senior product line manager of Sun's mobile Java platform
  • Darryl Champagne, a technology evangelist with push-email and synchronization specialist Funambol

Additional details, including the hour-long podcast download link, can be found here.

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