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26 July 2010, 13:58

GNOME Foundation and LiMo Foundation announce partnership

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LiMo Foundation logo The GNOME Foundation and the LiMo Foundation, an industry consortium dedicated to creating a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, have announced a new partnership with the objective of "collaborating closely on open source innovation". Discussing the announcement, GNOME Foundation Executive Director Stormy Peters said that, “We are excited to work with commercial partners like the LiMo Foundation to ensure that GNOME Mobile technologies are available on mobile and connected devices incorporating the LiMo platform."

Under the terms of the partnership, the LiMo Foundation will join the GNOME Foundation’s Advisory Board and the GNOME Foundation will become an Industry Liaison Partner for the LiMo Foundation. Morgan Gillis, Executive Director of the LiMo Foundation, said, “This close alignment between LiMo and GNOME provides important support for this commitment and will take in an expanding ecosystem of products and services developed by GNOME developers in conjunction with the members of LiMo Foundation.”

Significant parts of the LiMo Platform already include products and services developed by the GNOME developers, such as various GNOME Mobile projects, including Glib, GTK+, D-Bus, GStreamer and BlueZ.

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