Motorola’s open-source initiatives
This is essential to transform these tools into platforms, and allows Motorola to keep to its core competencies. Those who participate appear to be able to open-source or sell the code they add to the platform, so long as it’s not work derived from the SDK itself.
Newsforge notes this program from a Linux point of view.
This is better aligned to the interests of the community, since each package on the site has its own open-source license. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is also where Motorola eventually presents open-source software it redistributes and so must post.
Part of the community reaction, on Slashdot. Insightful, informative, or interesting threads by moreati, Eugenia Loli, Mafia$oft, m0llusk, and RichiP. Comments also referred to Nokia’s version of an open-source site.
Eclipse Tools for mobile Linux (TmL)
Motorola joined the Architecture, Requirements, and Planning Councils of the Eclipse Foundation, to support development tools for “C/C++ applications targeting mobile Linux platforms.”
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