|Type||Not for profit consortium|
The LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation is a non-profit technology consortium organization dedicated to creating the first truly open, hardware-independent, Linux-based mobile operating system for smartphone mobile devices. The mission of the LiMo Foundation is to create an open, Linux-based software platform for use by the whole global industry to produce mobile devices through a balanced and transparent contribution process, enabling a rich ecosystem[clarification needed] of differentiated products, applications and services from device manufacturers, operators, ISVs[clarification needed] and integrators. The governance is "open and transparent": leadership and decision making are shared. The founding members are Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone. The work result was the LiMo Platform. It got integrated into mobile phone products from NEC, Panasonic and Samsung.
On January 1, 2012, the LiMo Foundation was renamed Tizen Association.
Members of the LiMo Foundation are:
|Founder and Core Members||Associate Members|
Phones using LiMo include:
LiMo & Tizen
In the end of September 2011 it was announced by the Linux Foundation that MeeGo will be totally replaced by the Tizen mobile operating system project during 2012. Tizen will be a new free and open source Linux-based operating-system which itself will not be released until the first quarter of 2012. Intel and Samsung, in collaboration with the LiMo Foundation and assisting MeeGo developers, have been pointed out to lead the development of this new software platform, using third-party developer frameworks that will primarily be built on the HTML5 and other web standards. As of October 2012, the LiMo website traffic is redirected to tizen.org.
- Linux Phone Standards Forum
- Android (operating system) from Google
- MeeGo Operating System from Nokia and Intel (former Maemo and Moblin)
- Symbian Foundation
- Open Handset Alliance
- http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/meego-to-be-folded-into-linux-based-tizen-os-slated-to-arrive-i/ MeeGo to be folded into Linux-based Tizen OS, slated to arrive in 2012
- http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/28/meego-dead-meet-tizen-open-source-os-based-linux/ MeeGo is dead: Meet Tizen, another new open source OS based on Linux
- https://meego.com/community/blogs/imad/2011/whats-next-meego What's Next for MeeGo
- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk1Mg Tizen Is Announced; MeeGo Will Transition To It
- http://www.tizen.org Tizen Official Website
- Paul, Ryan. "MeeGo rebooted as Intel and Samsung launch new Tizen platform". Ars Technica. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
- Official website
- Verizon Wireless, seven others join Linux phone org
- Coming Battle Over Open Source Phones
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