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Conference on open-source mobile phones mobilizes

Nov 2, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Prominent embedded Linux companies, standards organizations, and mobile carriers will attend the inaugural “Open Source in Mobile” conference next week in Amsterdam. Sponsored by Trolltech, the event features presentations from MontaVista, Motorola, Panasonic, Purple Labs, a la Mobile, Nokia, VirtualLogix, Access/Palmsource, Orange, BT, Vodafone, Neuf Cegetel, Navica, Sun, and others.

Presentations will include:

  • Examining the benefits of open source for carrier and MVNO — Patrick Chomet, Vodafone
  • Can open source give real competitive advantage to mobile devices? — Panasonic Mobile Communications
  • The business case for open source in mobile — Greg Besio, Motorola
  • Key drivers to open source: examining BT's decision to build an open platform — Mark Kent, BT Global
  • Achieving sustainable revenue through open source: The 'Red Hat' model for mobile — Pauline Alker, A La Mobile
  • Driving mobile innovation with open platforms and an open development community — Adam Lawson, Trolltech ASA
  • Evaluating the business models for open source software in mobile — Bernard Golden, Navica
  • Can, and how, will open source succeed in the mobile space? Comparing Mobile's Challenges with Open Source in the PC Environment — Bruce Perens, Sourcelabs
  • The case for using open source OS in developing an innovative dual-mode device — Neuf Cegetel, France
  • Understanding the operator's requirements for open source in mobile — Dr. Norman Lewis, Orange
  • The business case for sharing innovation: Sun's strategy for open source — Sun Microsystems
  • Optimizing the potential of open source in mobile — new device showcase — “Mystery guest speaker” representing an Asian ODM unveiling an “innovative new device [that] showcases how Open Source can optimize device functionality”
  • What do operators, manufacturers and handset users want from open source?
    • Adam Lawson, Trolltech
    • Dr. Norman Lewis, Orange
    • Mikko Rontynen, Nokia
    • Mystery Guest Speaker
    • Greg Besio, Motorola
    • Doug Levin, Black Duck Software

  • Examining the benefits of Linux standardisation to the whole mobile ecosystem — Haila Wang, Chairman, Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS)
  • Why, and how, the mobile ecosystem will move towards community-based standards in handset development and deployment platforms — Bill Weinberg, OSDL
  • Interactive panel discussion — does the mobile industry need a unified Linux framework? can, and will, this be achieved?
    • Haila Wang, LiPS
    • Patrick Chomet, Vodafone
    • Bill Weinberg, OSDL

  • Developing the Maemo platform with the open source community — Ari Jaaksi, Nokia
  • Playing to our strengths: partnering with open source to create high value — Mike Kelley, Access/PalmSource
  • How can collaboration between the mobile industry and the open developer community be achieved and sustained?
    • Chair: Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol
    • Ari Jaaksi, Nokia
    • Harald Welte, Linux kernel developer
    • A representative of the Gnome Project
    • A Representative of MontaVista
    • Jonathan Mendelson, Boingo Wireless

  • The feature phone sweet spot: Linux for single core devices? — Jason Whitmire, Infineon/Comneon
  • Can virtualization pave the way to embedded open source advantage? — Manuel Montalban, VirtualLogix
  • Achieving the reference design for a complete, affordable Linux Phone — Jean-Luc Botto, Purple Labs
  • Using hardware security extensions with open source software to optimise the security of mobile platforms — Philippe Robin, ARM Ltd.
  • Why security in a Linux mobile environment will be most successfully addressed through TPM (trusted platform module) services — Hadi Nahari, MontaVista
  • How can we ensure confidence in the security of open source solutions?
    • David “Lefty” Schlesinger, PalmSource
    • Mark Kent, BT Global
    • Phil Cracknell, Capgemini
    • A representative of VirtualLogix (formerly Jaluna)
    • Ollie Whitehouse, Symantec

Additionally, IP law specialist Lawrence Rosen will lead a post-conference workshop entitled, “IP, Software Patents, and Copyright Law: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Open Source.”

Additional details about the conference can be found here.

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