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Original author(s)Intel and Nokia
Developer(s)Aki Niemi, Marcel Holtmann, Denis Kenzior, Claudio Takahasi, etc.[1]
Initial release11 May 2009 (2009-05-11)[2]
Stable release
1.33 / 15 September 2021 (2021-09-15)[3]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGNU General Public License[4]

oFono is a free software project for mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) applications. It is built on 3GPP standards and uses a high-level D-Bus API for use by telephony applications. oFono is free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.[4]


oFono was jointly announced for Linux by Intel and Nokia on 11 May 2009.[2][5] Nokia has since shipped oFono with the MeeGo-based N9.[6]

After the MeeGo project ended, Intel collaborated with Samsung on a new Linux-based project named Tizen. The first release of Tizen contained another telephony stack[7] but in 2012 they announced to replace that with oFono.[5]

In early 2013 Canonical Ltd announced Ubuntu Touch which also uses oFono.[8]

As another successor project to MeeGo, Sailfish OS also uses oFono for telephony.[9]

Since version 1.4 (released in August 2016), NetworkManager can use oFono as a modem manager.[10]

Maemo Leste is using oFono.[11]

PipeWire allows using it to connect to Bluetooth headsets since version 0.3.8.[12]

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  1. ^ "oFono authors". Git.kernel.org. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Paul, Ryan (13 May 2009). "Nokia, Intel dial up open source telephony project oFono". Ars Technica. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. ^ "network/ofono/ofono.git – Open Source Telephony". Git.kernel.org. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b "oFono License". Git.kernel.org. 1 April 1989. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b Marcel Holtmann. "Upcoming Technologies: oFono" (PDF). Intel Open Source Technology Center. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ "v1.0 Core Software Platform". MeeGo. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Tizen Conference 2012, first days". MaemoNokiaN900.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  8. ^ Jörg Thoma (7 March 2013). "Canonical: Ubuntu Touch noch nicht ohne Android" (in German). Golem.de. p. 2. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Sailfish Core Areas and APIs". Jolla. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  10. ^ "NEWS - NetworkManager/NetworkManager - Network connection manager and user applications (mirrored from https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager)". Cgit.freedesktop.org. Retrieved 1 September 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Maemo Leste pinentry dialog working with ofono". Archived from the original on 20 December 2021 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "NEWS 0.3.8". GitHub. 28 July 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.

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