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A project to create a 'free' or open source [[Open Mobile Telephony]] platform.
  
A project to create an [[Open Mobile Telephony]] platform.
 
  
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URL = http://openmoko.org/
  
URL = http://openmoko.org/
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=Description=
  
 
"'''Mobile phones are closed environments created with a mobile context in mind.  But this concept is limiting; a mobile phone has the potential to be a platform that can do anything that a small computer with broadband access can do. If mobile phones were based on open platforms, they would have the potential to bring computing to people in a ways traditional computers cannot. Mobile phones can become ubiquitous computers'''."
 
"'''Mobile phones are closed environments created with a mobile context in mind.  But this concept is limiting; a mobile phone has the potential to be a platform that can do anything that a small computer with broadband access can do. If mobile phones were based on open platforms, they would have the potential to bring computing to people in a ways traditional computers cannot. Mobile phones can become ubiquitous computers'''."
 
(http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2007-January/001586.html)
 
(http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2007-January/001586.html)
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The long term goal is that phone software won't be tied to a phone. You can install any OpenMoko software over the whole range of phones, and if you upgrade your phone, you don't lose the software. Bugs fixed on one phone are fixed on all.
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* http://projects.openmoko.org/ -- for user-contributed projects
 
* http://projects.openmoko.org/ -- for user-contributed projects
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See also our entries on [[Open Hardware]], [[Open Source Hardware]], [[Open Design]]
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[[Category:Resources]]
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[[Category:Design]]

Revision as of 05:24, 10 July 2007

A project to create a 'free' or open source Open Mobile Telephony platform.


URL = http://openmoko.org/


Description

"Mobile phones are closed environments created with a mobile context in mind. But this concept is limiting; a mobile phone has the potential to be a platform that can do anything that a small computer with broadband access can do. If mobile phones were based on open platforms, they would have the potential to bring computing to people in a ways traditional computers cannot. Mobile phones can become ubiquitous computers." (http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2007-January/001586.html)

The long term goal is that phone software won't be tied to a phone. You can install any OpenMoko software over the whole range of phones, and if you upgrade your phone, you don't lose the software. Bugs fixed on one phone are fixed on all.


More Information

See also our entries on Open Hardware, Open Source Hardware, Open Design