Intel, Nokia Tout Open Source MeeGo Effort

Intel and Nokia, two of the heavyweights of the tech industry, have been partnering on a new mobile operating system that has drawn on the collective talents and wisdom of the open source community.

Executives from the two companies took the occasion of the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit to share what they’ve learned from the great MeeGo experiment, and offer insight into how to convert an open source project into a viable product.

Datamation takes a look at the latest on MeeGo from Intel and Nokia.

Intel and Nokia are two of the largest tech companies on the planet, but when it comes to developing a new mobile operating system, they’ve opted to not just team up, but to enlist the legions of open source developers out there. And in the process, they’ve learned a great deal about interacting with the larger open source community.

The two companies’ goal is to press forward on MeeGo, the joint project resulting from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nokia’s (NYSE: NOK) move to combine their respective mobile Linux efforts. Even before they joined forces earlier this year, Intel and Nokia have been working closely with a number of high-profile open source projects — putting the two in prime position to share some insight on productizing open source.

During a pair of sessions at this week’s Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Intel and Nokia executives provided some insight into where MeeGo might be going and talked a bit about what’s necessary in being successful in open source and Linux.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Mobilizing Open Source: Intel, Nokia Dish on MeeGo’s Progress

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