Linux Foundation to Host Moblin Project

Linux Foundation to Host Moblin Project

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2009 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced it will host the industry’s most advanced and open Linux-based mobile project, Moblin.

Created in 2007, the Moblin project will be supported by the Linux Foundation. With technical support from the industry’s highly respected kernel developers and a neutral, third party host, the Moblin project is primed to be the most advanced and open mobile Linux platform.

Moblin is an open source project that supports Linux-based software platform and is optimized for the next generation of mobile devices including netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), in-vehicle infotainment systems, and other embedded devices. In this economic climate, these markets are among the fastest-growing in computing, and Linux is increasingly considered the OS of choice for vendors who require more attractive margins, faster time to market and custom branding.

The first developer meeting for the Moblin project under the Linux Foundation will take place at the Annual Collaboration Summit beginning next Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

“Moblin offers a truly open platform and already has some of the best and brightest minds focused on its architecture and development,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Through the Linux Foundation, an even broader community can contribute to Moblin becoming the predominant Linux-based platform for mobile devices.”

“The Linux Foundation is the perfect environment to take Moblin to the next level,” said Doug Fisher, vice president Intel Software and Services Group, and general manager System Software Division. “The open source process delivers multiple benefits to any project, including faster innovation and increased technology visibility.”

Fifteen operating system vendors have committed to distribute Moblin-based products, including Asianux, Canonical, DeviceVM, gOS, MontaVista, Novell, and Wind River, among others.

About Moblin
Moblin is an optimized Open Source Linux software stack and technology framework that delivers visually rich Internet and media experience on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices including MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems. Moblin is hosted at www.moblin.org, and is an open source project where key Moblin technologies are incubated and enhanced by the Linux open source community. Moblin based operating system products are created and distributed by Linux Operating System Vendors (OSV). For more information, please visit www.moblin.org.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.

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