LiMo Foundation (News - Alert) and GNOME Foundation have come together and signed a partnership with the sole objective of collaborating closely on open source innovation. With immediate effect, LiMo Foundation will become a member of GNOME Foundation’s Advisory Board and at the same time GNOME Foundation will become an Industry Liaison Partner for LiMo Foundation.
In a release, Morgan Gillis, the executive director of LiMo Foundation said, “LiMo has a proud heritage of well established open source technology and is committed to bringing open source innovation to a broad range of commercial products. This close alignment between LiMo and GNOME provides important support for this commitment and will take in an expanding ecosystem of products and services developed by GNOME developers in conjunction with the members of LiMo Foundation.”
The LiMo Platform is a Linux based mobile device platform which has been developed collectively by a group of mobile industry chiefs by using high quality open source technologies, which include multiple components from GNOME Mobile project like Glib, GTK+, D-Bus, GStreamer and BlueZ, amongst others.
In a release, Stormy Peters the Executive Director of GNOME Foundation said, “The objective of GNOME Mobile is to provide a platform for the next stage of client computing. We are committed to bringing the quality and freedom of GNOME to users on mobile platforms. We are excited to work with commercial partners like the LiMo Foundation to ensure that GNOME Mobile technologies are available on mobile and connected devices incorporating the LiMo platform.”
LiMo Foundation is a dedicated consortium of mobile industry majors who are working together within an open and transparent governance model, sharing leadership and decision making for delivering an open and internationally consistent handset software platform which will be based upon mobile Linux to be used by the whole mobile industry
GNOME is a free-software project whose primary aim is to develop a complete, accessible and easy to use desktop for Linux and Unix-based operating systems.
Millions of people globally have been using the GNOME desktop. GNOME is a basic part of all the major GNU/Linux and Unix distributions, and is highly popular with both large existing corporate deployments and millions of small business and home users around the world.